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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: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.
 

 
Date/Time:6/27/2015 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:7/25/2015 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.
 

 
 Baxter County
Date/Time:6/25/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Donald W. Reynolds Library
300 Library Hill
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Contact:John Dyer, Teen Librarian 870-580-0703 Ext. 2703  
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 Benton County
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.  
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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.  
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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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 Calhoun County
Date/Time:6/23/2015 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Calhoun County Administration Building 
315 Hunt Street
Hampton, AR
Contact:Register by text to 870-818-6378 or email laura.rogers@agfc.ar.gov.  
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 Craighead County
Date/Time:6/17/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Forrest L. Woods Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center
600 E. Lawson Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-933-6787.  
Additional:  
Date/Time:7/10/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Forrest L. Woods Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center
600 E. Lawson Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-933-6787.  
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 Desha County
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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 Grant;Jefferson County
Date/Time:6/24/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Redfield Community Center (Old Middle School)
101 School Street
Redfield
Contact:Register with Allison Beasley at 501-590-9556 or beasley.allisonk@gmail.com  
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 Jefferson County
Date/Time:6/20/2015 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.
 
 Lincoln County
Date/Time:6/4/2015 through 6/5/2015 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:Cane Creek State Park
50 State Park Road
Star City, AR  71667
GPS: 33.913024, -91.764742
Contact:Register by calling 870-628-4714.  
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 Miller County
Date/Time:6/6/2015 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location:Genoa Central Administration Building
12472 State Hwy. 196
Texarkana  71854
Contact:Contact Angie Bryant 903-826-7342.  
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 Mississippi County
Date/Time:6/22/2015 through 6/23/2015 6-9 p.m. (Must attend both nights)
Location:Arkansas Northeastern College
2501 South Division Street
Blytheville, AR 72315
Contact:Register by calling 870-762-3168.  
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 Montgomery County
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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 Nevada County
Date/Time:6/10/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:White Oak State Park
563 Hwy 387
Bluff City, AR  71722
GPS: 33.689776, -93.1146
Contact:Register by calling 870-685-2748 during the hours of 8 to 5.  
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class

Registration required. 

Feel free to bring snacks/lunch to class.

 
Date/Time:6/16/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:White Oak State Park
563 Hwy 387
Bluff City, AR  71722
GPS: 33.689776, -93.1146
Contact:Register by calling 870-685-2748 during the hours of 8 to 5.  
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class

Registration required. 

Feel free to bring snacks/lunch to class.

 
 Ouachita County
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.  
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 Pike County
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.
 
 Poinsett County
Date/Time:7/11/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Trumann Parks and Recreation
16179 Pecan Grove Road
Trumann
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 Pope County
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.  
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 Pulaski County
Date/Time:6/23/2015 through 6/25/2015 6-9:30 p.m. (June 23 & 25 | 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.  
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 Pulaski;Saline County
Date/Time:6/13/2015 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:Bass Pro Shop
1 Bass Pro Drive
Little Rock
Contact:Register by calling Bass Pro 501-954-4517.  
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 Randolph County
Date/Time:6/23/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Black River Technical College
Continuing Education Bldg on College Drive
Room 113
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-248-4180.  
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 Sebastian County
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
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 Union County
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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 Washington County
Date/Time:6/13/2015 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location:Washington County Sheriff’s Office, East Annex Room
1155 Clydesdale Drive
Fayetteville, AR
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Date/Time:6/27/2015 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location:Washington County Sheriff’s Office, East Annex Room
1155 Clydesdale Drive
Fayetteville, AR
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