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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.  
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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:3/7/2015 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Location:Arkansas State University Mountain Home 
Veda Shied Center
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Contact:To register or for more information, call Toni Nordyke at 870-321-5548.  
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 Benton County
Date/Time:3/21/2015 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: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:5/30/2015 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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 Cleburne County
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.  
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Date/Time:5/8/2015 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:3/14/2015 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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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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 Fulton County
Date/Time:3/7/2015 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Location:Viola High School
Agri Building
314 Longhorn Drive
Viola, AR  72583
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 Garland County
Date/Time:3/7/2015 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: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  
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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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 Hempstead County
Date/Time:3/14/2015 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Location:Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center
1685 CR35N
Columbus, AR 71831
Contact:Register by calling 870-983-2790.  
Additional:
Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian signature on permission slip prior to attending class.

Registration required. Must have 8 students to hold class.

Bring a sack lunch.
 
 Jefferson County
Date/Time:3/24/2015 through 3/25/2015 9 a.m.-noon | Must attend both days
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.
 
 Marion County
Date/Time:3/9/2015 through 3/10/2015 6-9 p.m. (Mon, March 9 & Tues, March 10; Must attend both nights)
Location:
Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek
851 Conservation Lane
Yellville, AR 72687
Contact:To register, call 870-449-3484.  
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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:3/30/2015 through 3/31/2015 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: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.  
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 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.  
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 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.
 
 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.  
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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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 Randolph County
Date/Time:3/21/2015 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location:Black River Technical College
1410 Highway 304 East
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Contact:Registration required by calling 870-248-4180.  
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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.  
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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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