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The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is the only FREE Online Boating Safety Course approved by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department - State Park Division.

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Recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard, approved by NASBLA and your state boating license agency.


Here's how to get started or return to your course:

We launched a completely new platform for our free online course on 11/18/2020!

Our old course system Is officially retired but if you need to access your certificate of completion, you can request a copy through this form

For a brief tutorial on getting started in the new system or to contact us, click here.


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Education Requirements:


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Age Requirements:

All motorboat operators born on or after January 1, 1989, must have completed a boating safety course approved by NASBLA and the state agency. An operator may also operate a motorboat if they have passed an approved, proctored equivalency test; or posses a valid license from the U.S. Coast Guard or Canadian Government. Proof of boater education is required to be carried aboard during operation.

No person under the age of 13 shall operate a motorboat unless under the onboard supervision of an adult (this person is also required to have their boater education card).

For more information, please visit www.emnrd.state.nm.us/boating.


How Do I Get My New Mexico Certificate?


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1. After you complete the course you will be issued a printable copy of your certificate that you can print yourself and use immediately.

2. You will also have the option of ordering a New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department approved, waterproof plastic card for $13. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your card to arrive.

Course Information:


4 - 8 Hours

Estimated Course Time

6 Lessons

Each Contains a 10 Question Quiz

Final Exam

60 Questions Pulled Randomly

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In our new online learning system, take it on any device with an internet connection and automatically have your progress saved when the window is closed.*

*You must be registed in our new system at courses.boatus.org and not have previously registered or started at elearning.boatus.org.


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Testimonials


  • Great course, and so much more convenient than going at night for several nights... Keep up the great work, and see you on the water.

    Gene
  • Thank you so much! This was a great course and I learned so much. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Lindsay
  • Thank you. The information that you gave me allowed me to complete the course. Your assistance was very much appreciated.

    D. White
  • Thank you so much! You folks are so kind. Good luck with the updates and have safe boating fun this summer!

    Brennan