Mandatory Boating Education - U.S. Map



Forty-nine (49) of 56 states/territories have some type of mandatory education. However, only 8 states/territories have full mandatory boating education for all of their boating citizens. States and territories often have difficulty proving that adopting mandatory education legislation will significantly benefit the boaters and boaters are often opposed to such regulations. With this in mind, NASBLA has posted targeted research to support its member states and territories in addressing boating education for all boaters.

Mandatory Boating Education Summarized Table of State Laws