Most insurance carriers offer discounts on boat insurance for proof of satisfactory completion of a NASBLA-approved safe boating course.
In North Carolina, anyone younger than 26 operating a vessel powered by a 10-horsepower or greater motor on public waterways must first complete a NASBLA-approved course or otherwise be in compliance with the boating safety education law.
In South Carolina, that requirement applies to those younger than 16.
For boater safety class providers, see the resources listed under “Schools” in the Marine Service Index.
Here's a partial list of upcoming Boater Safety Classes & Events in the Old North State...
Back to School! Boater Safety Classes and Events
For information about the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boating safety courses, visit the following websites:
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission www.ncwildlife.org
South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources
US Power Squadron
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Lighthouse Marine Service
US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Cary Flotilla “About Boating Safely” 8:30am – 4:30 pm
Bass Pro Shops, 801 Bass Pro Lane, Cary NC 27513
Check back. There'll be more to come.