NYS Boater Safety Course This is a 2 day course.
Get Ready for Spring Boating Season ! Take this One Day boating Safety Course.
This is a comprehensive boating safety course, teaching the fundamentals of safe boat operation. Upon completion of this class, those under 18 years of age, will receive a NYS Boater Safety Certificate free of charge. Those over 18 will need to send a check for $10 to NYS Parks for their certificate.
Brianna's Law has gone into effect on January 1, 2020. Under the law, owners of new boats, including personal watercraft (Jet Skis), must have a safety boating certificate to operate their boat. The law now requires everyone operating the vessel to have a certificate.
If you were born on or after: You will need a boating safety certificate by:
January 1, 1993 The end of 2020
January 1, 1988 The end of 2022
January 1, 1983 The end of 2023
January 1, 1978 The end of 2024
- NYS requires this course for: anyone using a Personal Water Craft (PWC), anyone under 18 years old operating a power boat and anyone born on or after 5/1/96 operating a powerboat.
- After completion of this class, those under 18 years of age will receive a NYS Boater Safety Certificate free of charge.
- Those over 18 will be entitled to apply to NYS Parks for their certificate for a $10 fee.