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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:

  County
Date/Time:5/3/2014 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location:Riordan Hall
3 Riordan Drive
Bella Vista, AR 72714
Contact:To register, send an email to the USCG Aux at safeboating4all@yahoo.com  
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 Arkansas County
Date/Time:4/28/2014 through 4/29/2014 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:AGFC East Central Regional Office
1201 Hwy. 49 North
Brinkley, AR 72021
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class

Registration is required by calling 501-831-1504 or email algreen@agfc.state.ar.us with your name, date of the class and telephone number. 

Bring a sack lunch.
 
Date/Time:5/17/2014 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:6/21/2014 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:7/26/2014 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:5/17/2014 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Cabela's
2300 Promenade Blvd.
Rogers, AR
Contact:To register, call 479-616-1925  
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Date/Time:7/18/2014 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Rogers Public Library
711 S. Dixieland Rd
Rogers, AR 72758
Contact:Register by calling 479-621-1152 ext 15.  
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 Bradley County
Date/Time:6/5/2014 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Moro Bay State Park
6071 Hwy 600
Jersey , AR 71651
Contact:Register by calling 870-463-8555.  
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 Clark County
Date/Time:5/7/2014 2-9 p.m.
Location:DeGray Lake Resort State Park
2027 State Park Entrance Road
Bismarck, AR 71929
Contact:For more information, call 501-865-5817.  
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class.

Registration is not required. 

Class held at DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge.
 
Date/Time:5/21/2014 2-9 p.m.
Location:DeGray Lake Resort State Park
2027 State Park Entrance Road
Bismarck, AR 71929
Contact:For more information, call 501-865-5817.  
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class.

Registration is not required. 

Class held at DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge.
 
 Craighead County
Date/Time:4/26/2014 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center
600 E. Lawson Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Contact:For more information, please call 870-933-6787.  
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Date/Time:5/10/2014 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center
600 E. Lawson Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Contact:For more information, please call 870-933-6787.  
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 Crittenden County
Date/Time:5/5/2014 through 5/6/2014 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:Angels Way Baptist Church
801 Angels Way
Marion
Contact:For information call Loren Strickland at 870-702-2001  
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 Drew County
Date/Time:5/19/2014 through 5/20/2014 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.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:7/1/2014 through 7/2/2014 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.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:8/16/2014 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:
AGFC Monticello Regional Office
771 Jordan Drive
Monticello, AR 71655
Contact:To register, call 877-367-3559.  
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 Garland County
Date/Time:4/26/2014 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location:National Park Community College
Lab Science Building, Room 118
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Contact:Register by email to Jack Thorp jthorp@cablelynx.com.  
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Date/Time:5/17/2014 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:USCG Auxiliary Station
4928 Albert Pike Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Contact:Register by email to Jack Thorp jthorp@cablelynx.com.  
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 Hempstead County
Date/Time:5/10/2014 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location:Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center
1685 CR35N
Columbus, AR 71831
Contact:Register by calling 870-983-2790.  
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Date/Time:6/21/2014 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location:Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center
1685 CR35N
Columbus, AR 71831
Contact:Register by calling 870-983-2790.  
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Date/Time:7/19/2014 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location:Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center
1685 CR35N
Columbus, AR 71831
Contact:Register by calling 870-983-2790.  
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 Jackson County
Date/Time:5/10/2014 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Location:ASU Newport
M & P Room
Student Community Center
Newport, AR
Contact:Register by calling 870-512-7861 or email jennifer_ballard@asun.edu.  
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 Jefferson County
Date/Time:5/17/2014 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Location:Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center
1400 Black Dog Road
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
Contact:For more information, please contact the Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center at 870-534-0011.  
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class.

Registration required. Call the nature center office at 870-534-0011 weekdays between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to register or send an email to info@deltarivers.com with your name, phone number, email address and age.
 
 Lee County
Date/Time:7/14/2014 through 7/15/2014 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:Mississippi River State Park
2955 Highway 44
Marianna, AR 72360
Contact:To register call Arlene Green 501-831-1504 or algreen@agfc.state.ar.us  
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 Miller County
Date/Time:5/3/2014 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location:Genoa Central Administration Building - Genoa Public Schools
Texarkana, AR
Contact:Register with Angie Bryant 903-826-7342.  
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 Montgomery County
Date/Time:5/17/2014 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Joplin Volunteer Fire Dept. Classroom
Contact:Call Mountain Harbor Marina to register 870-867-1211  
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Date/Time:6/14/2014 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Joplin Volunteer Fire Dept. Classroom
Contact:Call Mountain Harbor Marina to register 870-867-1211  
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Date/Time:7/19/2014 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Joplin Volunteer Fire Dept. Classroom
Contact:Call Mountain Harbor Marina to register 870-867-1211  
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 Ouachita County
Date/Time:6/16/2014 through 6/17/2014 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:AGFC Camden Regional Office
500 Ben Lane
Camden, AR 71701
Contact:To register, call 877-836-4612.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:8/4/2014 through 8/5/2014 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:AGFC Camden Regional Office
500 Ben Lane
Camden, AR 71701
Contact:To register, call 877-836-4612.  
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 Pike County
Date/Time:5/10/2014 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Daisy State Park
Interpretive Center
103 East Park
Kirby 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 size is limited, so register early. 

1 hour lunch break; can bring lunch; picnic tables available.
 
Date/Time:6/23/2014 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Daisy State Park
Interpretive Center
103 East Park
Kirby 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 size is limited, so register early. 

1 hour lunch break; can bring lunch; picnic tables available.
 
Date/Time:7/15/2014 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Daisy State Park
Interpretive Center
103 East Park
Kirby 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 size is limited, so register early. 

1 hour lunch break; can bring lunch; picnic tables available.
 
 Pope County
Date/Time:5/3/2014 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Lake Dardanelle State Park
100 State Park Drive
Russellville 72802
479-967-5516
GPS: 35° 16.9’ 59.4” N / 93° 12.1’ 10.4” W
Contact:Register by calling 479-967-7577.  
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Date/Time:6/30/2014 through 7/1/2014 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:Lake Dardanelle State Park
100 State Park Drive
Russellville, AR 72802
Contact:To register, call Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center 479-967-5516.  
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 Pulaski County
Date/Time:5/10/2014 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Location:Arch Street Fire Department
15923 Arch Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
Contact:Registration begins April 10, 2014. Registration required. USCGAuxVE1508@aol.com  
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Date/Time:5/13/2014 through 5/15/2014 6-9:30 p.m. (May 13 & 15 | Must attend both nights)
Location:Bass Pro Shop
1 Bass Pro Drive
Little Rock
Contact:Registration begins April 10, 2014. Registration required. CHughes@basspro.com  
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Date/Time:6/17/2014 through 6/19/2014 6-9:30 p.m. (June 17 & 19 | Must attend both nights)
Location:AGFC Headquarters
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205 
Contact:Registration begins May 19, 2014. Registration required. arswaim@agfc.state.ar.us  
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Date/Time:6/28/2014 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
602 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Contact:Registration begins May 27, 2014. Registration required. (501) 907-0636  
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Date/Time:7/12/2014 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
602 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Contact:Registration begins June 12, 2014. Registration required. (501) 907-0636  
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Date/Time:7/22/2014 through 7/24/2014 6-9:30 p.m. (July 22 & 24 | Must attend both nights)
Location:
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
602 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Contact:Registration begins June 12, 2014. Registration required. (501) 907-0636  
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Date/Time:8/12/2014 through 8/14/2014 6-9:30 p.m. (Aug. 12 & 14 | Must attend both nights)
Location:Pulaski Tech College
3303 East Roosevelt Road (Old IMAX)
Little Rock, AR
Contact:Registration begins June 12, 2014. Registration required. estory@pulaskitech.edu  
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Date/Time:8/23/2014 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:
Bass Pro Shop
1 Bass Pro Drive
Little Rock
Contact:Registration begins July 23, 2014. Registration required. CHughes@basspro.com  
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 Sebastian County
Date/Time:5/17/2014 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:6/3/2014 through 6/5/2014 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:7/12/2014 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location:
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
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 Union County
Date/Time:6/9/2014 through 6/10/2014 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:South Arkansas Community College
East Campus
3698 E. Main Street
El Dorado
Contact:Call 870-864-7192 or email ce@southark.edu to register.  
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Date/Time:8/25/2014 through 8/26/2014 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:South Arkansas Community College
East Campus
3698 E. Main Street
El Dorado
Contact:Call 870-864-7192 or email ce@southark.edu to register.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:11/15/2014 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:El Dorado Police Dept.
402 North West Avenue
El Dorado
Contact:To register, text 870-818-6378 or email larogers@agfc.state.ar.us.  
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 Washington County
Date/Time:4/26/2014 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (registration from 7:30-8 a.m. day of class)
Location:East Annex Room of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department
1155 Clydesdale Drive
Fayetteville
Contact:For more information, contact Ruth McBride rmcbr1@yahoo.com or 479-841-5115.  
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Date/Time:5/17/2014 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (registration from 7:30-8 a.m. day of class)
Location:East Annex Room of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department
1155 Clydesdale Drive
Fayetteville
Contact:For more information, contact Ruth McBride rmcbr1@yahoo.com or 479-841-5115.  
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