301 KAR 6:060. Safe boating
RELATES TO: KRS 235.285(7)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 235.280
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
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",
(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.)