In 2002 the State of New
Hampshire enacted a new law (Statutory Authority:
RSA 270-D:10) that pertains to boat operation
and boating safety on state waters.
This law requires that persons born after a specified
date possess a certificate of boating safety education when
operating a motorized vessel with any type of power
motor in excess of 25 horsepower on the public waters of New
WHEN DO I
NEED TO COMPLY WITH THIS NEW LAW?
Born on or after after
January 1, 1963
January 1, 2006
Born on or after
January 1, 1957
January 1, 2007
January 1, 2008
time prior to check-in we highly recommend that you
obtain a permanent certificate prior to your arrival to the
Lakes Region. The course, practice exam and final exam
are available online at
are certified you will not have to take the course or exam again.
IT IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME REQUIREMENT.
WHERE CAN I TAKE A COURSE?
Department of Safety, US Power Squadrons, and US Coast
Guard Auxiliary all offer NASBLA (National Association of
State Boating Law Administrators) approved courses
year-round in various locations throughout the state. Some
courses require a fee. Completion of an approved
course prior to January 1, 2002 will also satisfy the
requirements of the law. You also have the option of taking
the course online at
www.boat-ed.com/nh. There is also a home study option,
For further information on
this law call 1-888-254-2125.