Boating Education Classes 

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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: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.  
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:7/11/2015 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
2300 Promenade Blvd.
Rogers, AR
Contact:For more information, call 479-903-9020.  
 Cleburne County
Date/Time:7/25/2015 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:William Carl Garner Visitor Center
700 Heber Springs Road North
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Contact:To register, please call the William Carl Garner Visitor Center at 501-362-9067 7 days a week 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  
 Craighead County
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.  
 Garland County
Date/Time:7/18/2015 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  
 Greene County
Date/Time:7/15/2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Crowley’s Ridge State Park
2092 Highway 168 North
Paragould 72450
GPS: 36.044303, -90.666293
Contact:Register by calling 870-573-6751, or email  
 Montgomery County
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.  
 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.  
 Pike County
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.  
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
 Pulaski County
Date/Time:7/14/2015 through 7/16/2015 6-9:30 p.m. (July 14 & 16 | Must attend both nights)
Location:“Presented by USCG Auxiliary”
Pulaski Tech College
3303 East Roosevelt Road
(Take Airport exit off of I-440) next to the airport
Little Rock, AR
Contact:Register by calling 501-907-6670.  
 Sebastian County
Date/Time:7/18/2015 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
Date/Time:8/1/2015 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
 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