Small Watercraft

ORS 830.084
Requirements for mandatory boating safety education program

  • education card
  • rules
  • fee

In establishing the mandatory boating safety education program pursuant to ORS 830.082 (Mandatory boating safety education program), the State Marine Board shall:


Set a minimum standard of boating safety education. The minimum standard shall be consistent with the applicable standard established or approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The board by rule may update the minimum standard as necessary.


Create a boating safety course and examination designed to educate and test for the minimum standard established pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.


Create an equivalency exam that may substitute for taking the boating safety course.


Incorporate volunteer boating safety education programs to the maximum extent possible.


Allow use of commercially provided boating safety courses, provided the courses meet the standard adopted by the board.


Accept proof of prior completion of any approved boating safety course as meeting the requirement for a boating safety course.


Establish a fee for the boating safety education card issued under ORS 830.086 (Boating safety education card) that may not exceed $20.


Promote the fact that insurance discounts of 10 percent to 15 percent are widely available for taking a boating safety course that meets the minimum standard established pursuant to subsection (1) of this section. [1999 c.716 §3; 2001 c.104 §311; 2019 c.156 §1; 2019 c.389 §1]
Note: See note under 830.082 (Mandatory boating safety education program).


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