Course Link: https://www.boat-ed.com/newyork/
Rules & regulations: https://www.boat-ed.com/newyork/boating_law/
Course Cost: The New York Boat Ed Course fee is $39.95.
Who requires the course: As of January 1, 2020, New York will begin a phase-in-by-age law that will require a new age group to become certified each year, requiring all motorized boat and PWC operators to pass a boater safety course and to carry a New York boater card by January 1, 2025. All motorized boat operators born on or after January 1, 1993, will be required to carry the New York boater card by January 1, 2020.
Age Restriction: You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.
Residency Requirement: You do not have to be a resident of New York to take this online course.
Format: Online Only & Timed (3-hour min.)
Course Time: On average it will take 4-6 hours to complete.
Course Time Limit: You have 90 days to complete the course.
Chapters: 6 Chapters in total.
Quizzes and/or Exams:
- Quizzes: Each quiz has 10 questions. If you fail a unit quiz, you can take it again until you pass. You must score at least 70% on the unit quizzes to pass.
Exam: The Certification Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. The exam is 60 questions, you must score at least 80% on the Certification Exam to pass. You have 2 attempts to pass the Certification Exam. If you do not pass the exam in the 2 attempts given, you will be required to repeat the entire course. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.
- Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Temporary Boating Safety Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Temporary Boating Safety Certificate right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate expires 60 days after course completion.
- The State Boating Safety Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The State Boating Safety Certificate will arrive within 3-4 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.
To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Boater Education Certificate, go to https://ilostmycard.com/.
State Contact Information
New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Marine Services Bureau
New York FAQ:
Do I have to complete the course all at once?
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. All pay-up-front courses are available for 90 days from the time of registration and payment.
Is the New York Boat Ed Course approved by the New York State Parks?
The New York Boat Ed Course is approved and accepted by the New York State Parks.
Is my New York State Boating Safety Certificate accepted elsewhere?
For visiting boaters, most 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.”) Please contact the visiting state, territory, or province for rules regarding their reciprocity.
Will my progress get saved if I log out?
Yes, your progress will be saved when you log out of your course