Mandatory Boat Operator Licensing
[Table 2.7]

 

State

Does your state require mandatory boat operator licensing?

Other, please specify

Alabama

Yes 

 

Alaska

No 

 

American Samoa

Yes 

 

Arizona

No 

 

Arkansas

No 

 

Australia

 

 

British Columbia

 

 

California

No 

 

Colorado

no 

 

Connecticut

No 

 

Delaware

Yes 

 

District of Columbia

Yes 

 

Florida

No 

 

Georgia

No 

 

Guam

No 

 

Hawaii

No 

 

Idaho

No 

 

Illinois

No  

 

Indiana

Other, please specify 

Motor vehicle license required  

Iowa

No 

 

Kansas

No 

 

Kentucky

No 

 

Louisiana

Yes 

 

Maine

No 

 

Manitoba (Canada)

 

 

Maryland

No 

 

Massachusetts

 

 

Michigan

No 

 

Minnesota

No 

 

Mississippi

No 

 

Missouri

No 

 

Montana

No 

 

Nebraska

No 

 

Nevada

No 

 

New Hampshire

Yes 

 

New Jersey

Other, please specify 

Boat safety cert-all water, boat lic for non-tidal 

New Mexico

No 

 

New York

No 

 

North Carolina

No 

 

North Dakota

No 

 

Northern Mariana Islands

Other, please specify 

Depends if for commercial operations or personal  

Ohio

No 

 

Oklahoma

No 

 

Ontario (Canada)

 

 

Oregon

No 

 

Pennsylvania

No 

 

Puerto Rico

Yes 

 

Quebec (Canada)

 

 

Rhode Island

No 

 

South Carolina

No 

 

South Dakota

No 

 

Tennessee

No 

 

Texas

No 

 

Utah

No 

 

Vermont

Yes 

 

Virgin Islands

 

 

Virginia

No 

 

Washington

No 

 

West Virginia

No 

 

Wisconsin

No 

 

Wyoming

No