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Oregon Boating Laws and Regulations

Enforcement

Oregon law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the laws and guidelines.

Carry the Card: Boat operators who are required to have a Boater Education Card must carry the card on board the boat and have it available for inspection by an enforcement officer.

Penalty: Not carrying your Boater Education Card when one is required can result in a fine.

Reciprocity

For visiting boaters, all states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada’s requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

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Take this Oregon–approved course to complete your online boating safety education.

Oregon Boating safety education card Lifetime Card

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