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Who needs the New Mexico Boater Education Card?

All boaters born after January 1, 1989 must have a New Mexico Boater Education Card to operate any motorized watercraft. BOATERexam.com® is a delegated provider for the New Mexico State Parks.

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New Mexico Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions about safe boating rules & regulations.

Q.

How much does the boat safety course cost?

A.

There is a one-time fee of $34.95 paid to BOATERexam.com®. It includes unlimited attempts at the final exam.

Q.

What payment methods are accepted?

A.

We accept payments by VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, PayPal, and Prepaid vouchers.

Q.

What is the "Certificate of Completion"?

A.

The Certificate of Completion is a temporary proof of competency and proves that you took a boater education course and passed. This certificate is valid for 60 days from the date you take your exam and should should be carried with you when you boat until your permanent New Mexico Boater Education Card arrives in the mail.

Q.

What is the New Mexico Boater Education Card?

A.

New Mexico Boater Education Card (also known as the New Mexico boating license or boaters license) is proof that you have met the mandatory boat safety education requirements for the State of New Mexico. The New Mexico Boater Education Card is good for life and does not need to be renewed.

Q.

I do not have a driver's license. Can I still get the New Mexico boater license?

A.

Yes. You are not required to have a state driver's license in order to obtain a Boater Education Card.

Q.

How can I get my New Mexico boating license?

A.

You can obtain your New Mexico Boater Education Card in 4 easy steps:

  1. Pay the one-time fee of $34.95 – free unlimited retries of the final exam
  2. Study the New Mexico Boating Safety Course
  3. Take the New Mexico online boating exam
  4. Print off your Certificate of Completion immediately, and receive your permanent New Mexico Boater Education Card in the mail within 8-10 business days

Q.

How long is the boat safety course and boater license good for?

A.

The boater license is good for life.

Q.

Is anyone exempt from obtaining the New Mexico boating license?

A.

Check out the New Mexico Boating Laws page to see if there are any exemptions from the boat safety education requirement.

Q.

Is there a time limit to complete the online course?

A.

You can take the online course at any time, day or night. However, courses must be completed within 90 days of payment at which time your access to the course will expire.

Q.

How many questions are on the exam?

A.

The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions.

Q.

What is the passing grade?

A.

The passing grade is 80%, or 48 correct answers out of 60 questions.

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