New Mexico Boat Course


All boaters born after January 1, 1989 are required to have a New Mexico boater education card to operate any motorized watercraft.

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Approved by New Mexico State Parks

There is no minimum age to take the course and you do not need to be a resident of the state. Pass the course and be certified for life!


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State-accredited online course for all ages

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Unlimited re-tries

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Boating in New Mexico

 

When you think of New Mexico, you may think of an arid and deserted landscape. Boating or any related water activities may be far from what comes to mind. But don’t be fooled; New Mexico has impressive water bodies that offer several water activities, including fishing and boating. Elephant Butte Lake is the largest lake in the state of New Mexico, and it is the most popular spot to enjoy the water. This lake is an artificial reservoir created by the construction of a dam across the Rio Grande. It is about 40 miles long and consists of approximately 200 miles of shorelines.

If you are thinking of trying something new or enjoying a weekend outdoors, consider boating in one of the many lakes scattered around the state. One thing that is important with all water sports is safety. This is important to the extent that the state has set in place boating regulations. The state requires that all boat operators born on or after January 1st, 1989 carry proof o boater education. Safety should be the number one priority.

By taking the BoatTests101 Boat Safety course, you will learn the necessary skills to operate a boat safely, to avoid the mistakes that can lead to accidents and even fatalities. Also, and no less important, you will be reviewing topics relating to the environment and how to avoid contamination. In this day and age, this is something that we must always be concerned about. 

Take our boating course today and be ready to go boating within a few hours!

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FAQs


Course

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In its place, you need to obtain a boater safety card if you were born on or after January 1, 1989 and you intend to operate a motorboat. If you were born before that date, you are not legally required to get the card in order to operate a vessel on the waters in New Mexico.

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Nobody under 13 years of age is allowed to operate a sailboat, motorboat, or PWC unless under direct spervision of an adult.

Persons under 13 years of age must have their New Mexico Boater's Education certificate on board at all times even with direct supervision.

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In its place, you need to obtain a boater safety card if you were born on or after January 1, 1989 and you intend to operate a motorboat. If you were born before that date, you are not legally required to get the card in order to operate a vessel on the waters in New Mexico.

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No, there is no minimum age to take this course
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No, you can do it over one sitting or as many sittings as you would like
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No, you do not need to be a resident of New Mexico to take this course
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No, you did not fail the course and need to try again
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You need to score 80.00% to pass chapter quizzes
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There are 60 questions in the final exam.

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You need to score 80.00% to pass the final online exam
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There are quizzes at the end of each chapter in the boater education course
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No, it is not an open book exam
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Yes, you must pass the course before taking the exam
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No, we do not the materials available offline
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Yes, you must pass (the course and) the exam before you can drive a boat
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Yes, the boater education course provides a foundation for other boating courses

Certification

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The right term is boater's education card.

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After passing the exam you can right away print your boater's education certificate and start boating right away.

Your permanent card will be mailed to you in 2 to 3 weeks.

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You can print your temporary certificate from your dashboard after logging in
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Once you pass and pay for the New Mexico boater course, you will be able to immediately print out the Certificate of Completion. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Certificate of Completion right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.
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The New Mexico boater education card is good for your lifetime
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No, if you took a boater education course in another state or in Canada, it will be recognized in New Mexico
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No, you do not need to renew your boater education card. It is good for life
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You can use your temporary certificate for [60 days] to operate a personal watercraft, after which you are required to have your New Mexico boater education card
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In its place, you need to obtain a boater safety card if you were born on or after January 1, 1989 and you intend to operate a motorboat. If you were born before that date, you are not legally required to get the card in order to operate a vessel on the waters in New Mexico.

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No, you do not need a proof of competency to operate a non-powered watercraft
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Your boater education from another state or Canada is proof of competency
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Yes, your boater education card can be revokable and suspendable if laws are broken
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Yes, there is a penalty for not carrying your New Mexico boater education card while boating

Course Accreditation

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Yes, our New Mexico boater education course is approved by the New Mexico State Parks
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For visting boaters, all US states, US territories, Canadian provinces, and Canadian territories will recognize boater eduation cards that meet NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada's requirements
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The phone # is 505.476.3359 and the mailing address is 1220 So. Saint Francis Dr, , Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Price & Billing

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The New Mexico boater education course costs $24.99
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Yes, our website is secure and it is safe to enter your credit card information
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Customers can using debit and credit. We do not accept Bitcoin or other digital currencies at this time
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No, there is no annual cost
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The New Mexico boater course is valid for your lifetime from the time of registration and payment
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Please email us your issur or concern and we will review on a customer-by-customer basis
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Yes, we have an affiliate program where we reward referrals. Below is the link for more information and to sign up: https://www.shareasale.com/shareasale.cfm?merchantID=57099
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We offer referrals through our affiliate program (https://www.shareasale.com/shareasale.cfm?merchantID=57099). We may do promotions from time to time

Replacement Documents

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You can re-print your temporary card after logging into your account, assuming you passed the course and exam

Account

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Select a course and click the "Sign Up!" button
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On the Login screen, click "Lost Password?" and follow the steps
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Please email [email protected] or call 1.888.885.8830
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No, you will not lose your progress
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You can login as many times as you would like

IT

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Yes, you can access the course on a mobile phone
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Yes, you can access the course from a desktop, mobile phone or tablet
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If you lose your internet connection, it will take you back to the point in the course you were currently at
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Yes, the course will run on any web browser
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You can take the exam on any computer that has an internet connection and a browser
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There are no videos in the course

Moving to New Mexico

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A person that has moved to New Mexico may use a boater education card, certificate, or other document issued by a state or country in lieu of a division issued boater education card for up to 45 days after moving to New Mexico to operate a motorboat if the original certificate, card or document is onboard the motorboat during operation.

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You are only allowed to use your boater's card from another state for 45 days.

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You are only allowed to drive a boat with your other state boater's card for 45 days.

General

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If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us directly at [email protected] or by phone @ 1.888.885.8830
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Our hours of operation are 9am-midnight EST
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We offer an official online boat course to get your boater card, which is accredited by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the New Mexico State Parks
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Please check out our job postings or email [email protected]

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