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:

 Bradley County
Date/Time:7/31/2015 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Location:Bradley County Extension Office
100 East First Street
Contact:Register by July 28 at 870-226-8410.  
 Jefferson County
Date/Time:8/4/2015 through 8/6/2015 5:30-8:30 p.m. (August 4 & 6 | Must attend both nights)
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.  
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 with your name, phone number, email address and age.
 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.  
 Pulaski County
Date/Time:8/11/2015 through 8/13/2015 6-9:30 p.m. (Aug. 11 & 13 | Must attend both nights)
Location:Maumelle Library
10 Lake Pointe Drive
Maumelle, AR 72113
Contact:Register by contacting  
 Pulaski;Grant;Saline County
Date/Time:8/22/2015 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Arch Street Fire Department
15923 Arch Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
Contact:To register, email William Woodell at  
 Sebastian County
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