301 KAR 6:060. Safe boating certification

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/301/006/060.htm
Published: 2015

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      301 KAR 6:060. Safe boating



      RELATES TO: KRS 235.285(7)



235.280 authorizes the department to promulgate administrative regulations to

establish procedures for the reasonable, safe and equitable use of all waters

of Kentucky. KRS 235.285(7) requires that a person twelve (12) through

seventeen (17) years of age operating a personal watercraft or motorboat over

ten (10) horsepower possess a safe boating certificate. This administrative

regulation establishes the procedures for acquiring a safe boating certificate.


      Section 1. Safe Boating Certificate Card.

(1) To obtain a safe boating certificate card, a person shall answer correctly

at least eighty (80) percent of the questions on the Kentucky Certification


      (2) There shall be a five (5) dollar

replacement fee for safe boating certification cards.

      (3) A person may waive the examination

requirements of subsection (1) of this section if he or she submits to the department

certification showing that he or she has completed a National Association of

State Boating Law Administrators approved course.


      Section 2. Safe Boating Course. (1) The

safe boating course may be taken by:

      (1) Classroom instruction provided by a department

employee or department volunteer;

      (2) Self-study using the "Kentucky

Boating Safety Manual". A person may request a copy of the "Kentucky

Boating Safety Manual" by calling 1-800-858-1549; or

      (3) A self-study program on the Internet.


      Section 3. Safe Boating Guidelines. (1)

Safe boating guidelines are established in the "Kentucky Boating Safety


      (2) Boaters using Kentucky’s waters shall

abide by the guidelines established in the "Kentucky Boating Safety



      Section 4. Incorporation by Reference.

(1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a) "Kentucky Boating Safety

Manual", 2003 edition; and

      (b) "Safe Boating Examination",

2003 edition.

      (2) This material may be inspected,

copied or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Department of

Fish and Wildlife Resources, #1 Game Farm Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday

through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (25 Ky.R. 2711; Am. 26 Ky.R. 48; eff.

7-14-99; 28 Ky.R. 2058; eff. 5-16-2002; 30 Ky.R. 414; eff. 10-31-03.)