North Carolina Boat Course


All residents born on or after January 1, 1988 must have a North Carolina Boater Education Card to operate a motorized watercraft of 10 HP or more.

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FAQ

1. Do you need a boating license to drive a boat in North Carolina?

All boaters born on or after January 1, 1988 need a North Carolina Boater Education Card to be an operator of a recreational motorized vessel above 10 HP within North Carolina waterways

 

2. How long does it take to complete the course?

As required by NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators), the course takes 3 hours

 

3. Do you have to be a resident of North Carolina to take the course?

No

 

4. Do you have to complete the course in one sitting?

No, the course can be completed at your own pace, across as many settings as you would like

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