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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:

 Cleburne County
Date/Time:8/4/2014 9 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 501-362-9067.  
 Craighead County
Date/Time:7/31/2014 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center
600 E. Lawson Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Contact:To register, call 870-933-6787.  
 Drew County
Date/Time:8/16/2014 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
AGFC Monticello Regional Office
771 Jordan Drive
Monticello, AR 71655
Contact:To register, call 877-367-3559.  
 Ouachita County
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.  
 Pope County
Date/Time:8/2/2014 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Lake Dardanelle State Park
100 State Park Drive
Russellville, AR 72802
GPS: N35.2814678 W93.0417405
Contact:Contact AGFC West Central Office 877-967-7577.  
 Pulaski County
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.  
Date/Time:8/23/2014 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Arch Street Fire Station
15923 Arch Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
Contact:To register, email William Woodell at  
 Union County
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 to register.  
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