Arkansas State University-Newport will host an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education course Thursday, June 16 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in room 127 of Walton Hall on the Newport campus.
Pre-registration for the class is required and may be done by clicking on https://register-ed.com/events/view/83245. Boating Education manuals will be provided, but students will need to bring a pen or pencil. There will be a one-hour break for lunch. There is no fee for the class.
For children ages 17 and under, parents must complete a permission slip, which is located at http://www.agfc.com/education/Documents/BoatingEdPermission.pdf. Please bring the signed form to class.
Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986 and of legal age to operate a motorboat or sailboat, must have successfully completed an approved AGFC Boating Education Course and carry proof while operating a motorboat or sailboat on Arkansas Water.
- To operate a motorboat powered by an engine of 10 horsepower or more, a person must be 12 or older, or be under the direct supervision of a person at least 18 years old.
- To operate a personal watercraft, a person must be 16 or older, be 12 to 15 years old and be under the direct supervision of a person at least 18 years old, or be under 12 and be under direct supervision of a person at least 21 years old.