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COVID-19 UPDATE: In-classroom safe boating courses may now resume in counties that are in Phase 4 re-opening. Please contact the instructor listed to confirm if the course you are interested in attending is still being offered. Students must wear face coverings during courses whenever social distancing cannot be maintained. Online course options remain available. For a list of approved online providers, please visit the Boating Education Page

Motorboats

Brianna's Law
If you were born on or after May 1, 1996 you will need a boating safety certificate.
Under a new law known as Brianna's Law, all motor boat operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1993 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2020.
Those born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2022.
Those born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023.
Those born on or after Jan. 1, 1978 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024.
All motor boat operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.
Approved courses include those offered by NYS Parks, the U.S. Coast Guard AuxiliaryLeaving New York State Parks, the U.S. Power SquadronsLeaving New York State Parks or U.S.PowerboatingLeaving New York State Parks. Certain allowances to this law have been made for visitors to New York, persons renting a boat from a livery and persons purchasing a new boat for the first time. Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021 Ayaan Busing & Trucking 10243 Jamaica Ave Richmond Hill (Queens) Islam, Injoy (718)850-8100 This class is for adults and children The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.
Sunday, December 5, 2021 USCGAUX-Fort Totten, 611 Little Bay Rd, Bayside (Queens) Traub, Ralph (516)830-0024 This class is for adults and children The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.
Monday, December 6, 2021 Safe Boating America 423 Central Ave Bethpage (Nassau) Werner, Richard (516)216-4410 This class is for adults and children; reg. at safeboatingamerica.com The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.
Saturday, December 11, 2021 Ayaan Busing & Trucking 10243 Jamaica Ave Richmond Hill (Queens) Islam, Injoy (718)850-8100 This class is for adults and children The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.
Sunday, December 12, 2021 Polonia Driving School, 148 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn (Kings) Pogorzelska, Marzena (718)383-1666 This class is for adults and children The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.
Monday, December 13, 2021 Suffolk Cty Police Acad. 502 Wicks Rd Brentwood (Suffolk) Diviney, Andrew (631)854-8382 This class is for adults and children; 2 sessions 12/13 and 14 must attend both
Saturday, December 18, 2021 Ayaan Busing & Trucking 10243 Jamaica Ave Richmond Hill (Queens) Islam, Injoy (718)850-8100 This class is for adults and children The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.
Sunday, December 19, 2021 USCGAUX-Fort Totten, 611 Little Bay Rd, Bayside (Queens) Traub, Ralph (516)830-0024 This class is for adults and children The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.
Sunday, December 19, 2021 Polonia Driving School, 148 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn (Kings) Pogorzelska, Marzena (718)383-1666 This class is for adults and children The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.
Saturday, March 19, 2022 Buffalo Yacht Club, 1 Porter Ave Buffalo (Erie) Pugh, Robert (516)216-4410 This class is for adults and children; reg. @ safeboatingamerica.com The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.