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.

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!

Three steps to become a Licensed Boater


Complete Course

State-accredited online course for all ages


Pass The Online Exam

Unlimited re-tries

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Go Boating

Print temporary license and start boating!

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Frequently Asked Questions


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.


The right term is boater's education card.

Course Accreditation

Yes, our New Mexico boater education course is approved by the New Mexico State Parks

Price & Billing

The New Mexico boater education course costs $29.99

Replacement Documents

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


Select a course and click the "Sign Up!" button


Yes, you can access the course on a mobile phone

Moving to New Mexico

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.


If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us directly at [email protected] or by phone @ 1.888.885.8830