Safe Boating Certificate
Who needs a certificate?[edit | edit source]
The state of New Hampshire requires that anyone operating a boat over 15 feet in length, and/or having more than 25 horsepower must complete a safe boating course, so that they may obtain a safe boating certificate.
Who doesn't need a certificate?[edit | edit source]
The only scenarios in which an operator doesn't need a New Hampshire specific certificate (when operating a boat with more than 25 horsepower) are the following:
- If the operator has a certificate issued by another state agency which is NASBLA approved.
- If the operator has a certificate issued by the US Power Squadron
- If the operator has a certificate issued by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
- If the operator has a commercial boaters license issued by the US Coast Guard
- If the operator has a commercial boaters license issued by the State of New Hampshire
What should I do?[edit | edit source]
If you're only Renting a Boat, you could instead get a Temporary Boating Certificate.
For more information on the current procedure for getting a New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate, see the latest information from the Department of Safety here.
If you'd like to get a license fully online, the states of New York and Virginia have 100% online knowledge tests that are NASBLA approved.