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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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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 SUNY Maritime College 6 Pennyfield Ave Bronx (Kings) Crafa, Robert (718)409-2992 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, January 22, 2022 Williamsburgh YC 118-08 29th Ave Flushing (Queens) Mendez, Ricardo (718)956-5000 This class is for adults and children; reg. at NYBoatSchool.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.
Sunday, January 23, 2022 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, January 29, 2022 Safe Boating America 423 Central Ave Bethpage (Nassau) Werner, Richard (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.
Sunday, February 6, 2022 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.
Sunday, February 13, 2022 Safe Boating America 423 Central Ave, Bethpage (Nassau) Werner, Richard (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.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 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, February 19, 2022 Falconer Fire Dept. 115 Davis St, Falconer (Chautauqua) Woodard, Ro (716)665-3504 This class is for adults and children
Sunday, February 20, 2022 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, February 26, 2022 Safe Boating America 423 Central Ave., Bethpage (Nassau) Werner, Richard (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.
Sunday, February 27, 2022 Van Buren Town Hall 7575 Van Buren Road Baldwinsville (Onondaga) Steinbarge, John (315)447-8077 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.