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Nebraska law requires any motorboat operator (including personal watercraft) born after December 31, 1985, complete a Boating Safety Course and be in possession of a course certificate when operating the boat.  You must be at least 14 years of age to operate a motorboat (including personal watercraft) in Nebraska.  Classes are offered throughout the state in two options ( A or B ). Contact the boating safety section at (402) 471-5579 or (402) 471-5462 or e-mail: herb.angell@nebraska.gov for additional information or feedback.

OPTION A: Register for available classes

This is a 6-hour classroom class.  Contact the person listed as the contact phone number to register for a class. To locate classes visit our Outdoor Calendar. A list of boating classes is available listed by date. Be sure to select a class, click on the class information, and contact the contact person listed to assure a spot in the class.



Download STUDY MATERIALS for Boating Safety Exam

OPTION B - Home Study Option Download study materials for "Option B" Homestudy or go to this website: http://www.boaterexam.com/usa/nebraska/and complete the on-line study guide. Then go to our class listings to register for the Option B class with Proctored Exam Boating Safety courses.

This is a 3-hour home study review/test-out session ONLY. To register for a particular class contact the instructor directly via phone or email (provided in the course listing). A listing of the review/test-out locations for this option are provided under Option B. To locate classes visit our Outdoor Calendar. A list of boating classes is available listed by date.


All students who pass the course (an exam is given) will be issued a Certificate of Completion. A number of insurance companies offer discounts on boat insurance for those who successfully complete this course.

You must have a 75 percent to pass the exam. Successful completion of boating safety courses certified or recognizedby other states will be accepted for non-resident motorboat operators. Responsibility lies with the operator.

Successful completion of a NASBLA approved boating safety courses certified or recognized by other states will be accepted for non-resident motorboat operators. Responsibility lies with the operator.

Find a Class

Visit our Outdoor Calendar for a list of boating classes available by date. Contact the person listed to register for a class.


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