Boating Education Requirements

Boating-Education-1Boaters born on or after January 1, 1983 must complete a boater education course, approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators to operate a boat with more than a 15-horsepower motor on Nevada's interstate waters, including Lake Tahoe, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave and Topaz Lake.

Most boating accidents can be avoided if a boater knows the rules of the road and basic boating skills. Boating is not a natural skill, and just about any boater can improve his or her boating skills by taking a boating education course. In an effort to reduce boating accidents and fatalities, Nevada has recently passed new regulations mandating boater education for some Nevadans.

Taking the boating safety course will teach you about boating safety and Nevada boating laws, and may also make you eligible for a discount on your boat or personal watercraft insurance.

Boating Education classes are offered throughout Nevada, via correspondence, or online.


What You'll Need to Know

Review Nevada Boating Laws online. The links below provide boaters with information ranging from boating basics, laws and regulations to equipment checklists and more handy information.

The NDOW correspondence course is also available online for a fee. After completing the online study course and the practice exam, you can proceed to take the exam for certification. You can study for and take the practice tests at the following two websites. Individuals interested in taking the online course are encouraged to take practice test first.