New Hampshire to offer online boater safety certificate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New boaters in New Hampshire can soon get certified online.

Under state law, anyone age 16 or older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating certificate. While classes have been offered both in-person and online in the past, even those who completed online classes still had to take a proctored exam in person.

The state this week will begin allowing the tests to be taken online as well, under an executive order issued by Gov. Chris Sununu.