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Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat, must have successfully completed an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education Course and carry proof while operating a motorboat on Arkansas water. The law also affects operators of sailboats.

The Arkansas Boating Education Course teaches the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. This is necessary to reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage while increasing boating enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts.

To find a class in your area, click on the drop-down list below. If your county is not listed, there are no classes currently scheduled.


Boating Education Classes:

 Arkansas County
Date/Time:4/11/2015 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location:Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook's Lake
625 Cooks Lake Road
Casscoe, AR 72026
Contact:Registration required. Call the center at 870-241-3373 to register.  
Additional:
Bring a sack lunch, drinks and snacks, but remember...Leave nothing but your tracks.

ATVs are not allowed on the property.
 

 
Date/Time:5/9/2015 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location:Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook's Lake
625 Cooks Lake Road
Casscoe, AR 72026
Contact:Registration required. Call the center at 870-241-3373 to register.  
Additional:
Bring a sack lunch, drinks and snacks, but remember...Leave nothing but your tracks.

ATVs are not allowed on the property.
 

 
Date/Time:5/30/2015 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location:Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook's Lake
625 Cooks Lake Road
Casscoe, AR 72026
Contact:Registration required. Call the center at 870-241-3373 to register.  
Additional:
Bring a sack lunch, drinks and snacks, but remember...Leave nothing but your tracks.

ATVs are not allowed on the property.
 

 
 Benton County
Date/Time:4/4/2015 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Cabela's
2300 Promenade Blvd.
Rogers, AR
Contact:For more information, call 479-903-9020.  
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Date/Time:5/2/2015 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Riordan Hall
7 Kingsdale Lane
Bella Vista, AR 72715
Contact:To make a reservation, interested parties need to send an email to: safeboating4all@yahoo.com.  
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class.

Registration required. 

If anyone desires a 'free' vessel safety inspection during the class or to be schedule later, please send an email to: safeboating4all@yahoo.com
 
Date/Time:5/30/2015 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Cabela's
2300 Promenade Blvd.
Rogers, AR
Contact:For more information, call 479-903-9020.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:6/13/2015 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Cabela's
2300 Promenade Blvd.
Rogers, AR
Contact:For more information, call 479-903-9020.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:7/11/2015 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Cabela's
2300 Promenade Blvd.
Rogers, AR
Contact:For more information, call 479-903-9020.  
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 Cleburne County
Date/Time:4/4/2015 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Location:Cane Creek Pearson Volunteer Fire Department
1149 Edgemont Rd
Quitman, AR 72131
Contact:Register by calling Jon Coats 870-503-4226, or email Jonathon.Coats@agfc.ar.gov.  
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Date/Time:4/11/2015 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:ASU-Heber Springs
Administration Bldg., Entergy Room
101 Rivercrest Drive
Heber Springs 72543
Contact:Call 501-362-1273 to register.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:5/9/2015 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:ASU-Heber Springs
Administration Bldg., Entergy Room
101 Rivercrest Drive
Heber Springs 72543
Contact:Call 501-362-1273 to register.  
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 Crawford County
Date/Time:4/4/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Lake Fort Smith State Park
15458 Shepherd Springs Road
Mountainburg, AR 72946
Contact:To register or for more information, call 479-369-2469 or joe.hamilton@arkansas.gov.  
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 Crittenden County
Date/Time:5/4/2015 through 5/5/2015 6-9 p.m. | Must attend both nights
Location:Angels Way Baptist Church
801 Angels Way
Marion
Contact:For information call Loren Strickland at 870-702-1997  
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 Desha County
Date/Time:5/19/2015 through 5/21/2015 6-9 p.m. (Tues, May 19 & Thurs, May 21; Must attend both nights)
Location:UAM College of Technology at McGehee
1609 East Ash
McGehee
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-460-2108.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:6/27/2015 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:
Fire Station #2
901 East Choctaw Street
Dumas
Contact:To register, text 870-818-6378 or email laura.rogers@agfc.ar.gov.  
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 Drew County
Date/Time:6/15/2015 through 6/16/2015 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:
AGFC Monticello Regional Office
771 Jordan Drive
Monticello, AR 71655
Contact:To register, call 877-367-3559 or 870-367-3553.  
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 Faulkner County
Date/Time:5/9/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:UCA
Brewer Hegeman Conference Center
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72035-5003
Contact:Register by calling 501-450-5811.  
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 Garland County
Date/Time:4/18/2015 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location:National Park Community College
Lab Science Building, Room 118
101 College Drive
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
Contact:Register by email Jack Thorp at jthorp@cablelynx.com  
Additional:  
Date/Time:5/9/2015 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location:National Park Community College
Lab Science Building, Room 118
101 College Drive
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
Contact:Register by email Jack Thorp at jthorp@cablelynx.com  
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 Grant;Saline County
Date/Time:4/13/2015 through 4/16/2015 6 – 9:30 pm (April 13 & 16 | Must attend both nights)
Location:Fairview Missionary Baptist Church
26401 South Fairview Road
Hensley, AR 72065
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 Montgomery County
Date/Time:5/16/2015 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Mountain Harbor Resort Fire Training Center
944 Mountain Harbor Road
Mt Ida, AR
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-867-1211.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:6/20/2015 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Mountain Harbor Resort Fire Training Center
944 Mountain Harbor Road
Mt Ida, AR
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-867-1211.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:7/11/2015 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Mountain Harbor Resort Fire Training Center
944 Mountain Harbor Road
Mt Ida, AR
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-867-1211.  
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 Ouachita County
Date/Time:5/4/2015 through 5/5/2015 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:AGFC Camden Regional Office
500 Ben Lane
Camden, AR 71701
Contact:Register by calling 877-836-4612.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:8/1/2015 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:AGFC Camden Regional Office
500 Ben Lane
Camden, AR 71701
Contact:Register by calling 877-836-4612.  
Additional:  
 Perry County
Date/Time:4/20/2015 through 4/21/2015 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:Perryville Elementary
625 N. Cedar
Perryville, Arkansas  72126
Contact:To register, email Alex.hinson@agfc.state.ar.us.  
Additional:  
 Pike County
Date/Time:5/9/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Daisy State Park
Interpretive Center
103 East Park
Kirby, AR 71950
GPS: 34.233767, -93.740953
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-398-4487.  
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class

Class seating is limited, so register early. 

One hour lunch break; can bring lunch or go out in allotted time frame. Picnic tables available.
 
Date/Time:6/19/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Daisy State Park
Interpretive Center
103 East Park
Kirby, AR 71950
GPS: 34.233767, -93.740953
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-398-4487.  
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class

Class seating is limited, so register early. 

One hour lunch break; can bring lunch or go out in allotted time frame. Picnic tables available.
 
Date/Time:7/14/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Daisy State Park
Interpretive Center
103 East Park
Kirby, AR 71950
GPS: 34.233767, -93.740953
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-398-4487.  
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class

Class seating is limited, so register early. 

One hour lunch break; can bring lunch or go out in allotted time frame. Picnic tables available.
 
 Pope County
Date/Time:5/17/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Lake Dardanelle State Park 
Visitors Center Conference Room
100 State Park Drive
Russellville, AR 72802
479-967-5516
GPS: 35° 16.9’ 59.4” N / 93° 12.1’ 10.4” W
Contact:Register by calling 479-967-7577.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:6/2/2015 through 6/4/2015 6-9 p.m. (June 2 & 4 | Must attend both nights)
Location:Lake Dardanelle State Park
100 State Park Drive
Russellville, AR 72802
Contact:To register, at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center or call 479-967-5516.  
Additional:  
 Pulaski County
Date/Time:4/28/2015 through 4/30/2015 6-9:30 p.m. (April 28 & 30 | Must attend both nights)
Location:
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
602 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Contact:Call the nature center office at 501-907-0636 weekdays between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to register and for parking directions.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:5/19/2015 through 5/21/2015 6-9:30 p.m. (May 19 & 21 | Must attend both nights)
Location:AGFC Headquarters
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205 
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 Pulaski;Grant;Saline County
Date/Time:5/9/2015 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Arch Street Fire Station
15923 Arch Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
Contact:To register, email William Woodell at USCGAuxVE1508@aol.com.  
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 Sebastian County
Date/Time:4/18/2015 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location:
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
Additional:  
Date/Time:5/30/2015 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location:
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
Additional:  
Date/Time:6/22/2015 through 6/23/2015 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
Additional:  
Date/Time:7/18/2015 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location:
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
Additional:  
Date/Time:8/1/2015 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location:
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
Additional:  
 St. Francis County
Date/Time:4/13/2015 through 4/14/2015 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:East Arkansas Community College 
1700 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335
Contact:Registration is required by calling 870-241-3373.  
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 Union County
Date/Time:4/27/2015 through 4/28/2015 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:South Arkansas Community College
East Campus
3698 E. Main Street
El Dorado
Contact:Register by calling 870-864-7192 or email ce@southark.edu.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:8/3/2015 through 8/4/2015 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:South Arkansas Community College
East Campus
3698 E. Main Street
El Dorado
Contact:Register by calling 870-864-7192 or email ce@southark.edu.  
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