New Mexico Boating Safety Education Certificate Required This Year - Boating Safety Course Available Online at

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Certain boaters in New Mexico are required to carry a boating safety education certificate in order to operate on state waters. The BoaterExam New Mexico Boating Safety Course meets the state's education requirements and allows boaters to get certified online. Boating safety legislation is expected to reduce the occurrence of boating-related fatalities.

Online Boating Safety Course

There's no question about it; educated boaters are safer boaters

All boaters in New Mexico born on or after January 1, 1989 must have a valid New Mexico Boater Education Card – mistakenly referred to as the New Mexico Boat License, Boating License, or Boater License - to operate on state waters. The New Mexico Boating Safety Course is available from, the industry leader in boater safety education. The online course includes a 60-question final exam to obtain the certificate.

It is believed that this boating safety legislation has helped reduce the number of boating accidents and boating related fatalities. "There’s no question about it; educated boaters are safer boaters" says Kerry Moher, V.P. of Business Development with "Our online course has been an extremely popular option for certification in recent years." The online boating course is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the New Mexico Natural Resources Department.

The BoaterExam New Mexico Boating Safety Study Guide is fully narrated, contains interactive flash-based exercises, over 150 animated videos and visuals in every boater safety exam question. "Our students love that they can sit back and learn about safe boating in an interactive environment," says Moher, "the course engages students of all ages and learning styles."

The resulting Boater Education Card is NOT a 'New Mexico Boating License". Unlike a driver’s license, the New Mexico Boater Education Card is good for life and does not need to be renewed. After passing the online safe boating course, a one-time payment of $29.95 is made to BoaterExam for the course and permanent wallet-sized card. A temporary certificate can be printed immediately and the permanent card arrives by mail in 2-3 weeks.

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