Vessel Exam Schedule
Public Education Schedule
Lake Gaston, North Carolina/Virginia
9th Division, 5th District (South)
Boat America a NASBLA Course is
an eight hour course covering the basics of boating and is appropriate for
youth as well as the adult boater. Successful completion of this
course satisfies the education requirement for youth to operate a PWC in
both Virginia and North Carolina. Remember: Virginia now has a
law that all boaters in the waters of Virginia will have to show proof of
taking a Boating Course. North Carolina Law
effective 1 Jan of 2014 requires that all PWC and Motor Boat
Operators born after 1 Jan 1988 will have proof of taking a Boating Course, if they
are operating a vessel with with an 10 HP engine or greater. The fee for the course
is $30. Preregistration is required. Courses are taught at
the Longbridge VFD, located at 1678 EatonFerry Road, Littleton, NC 27850.
Dates for 2021:
BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS
- MARCH 13
- APRIL 10
- MAY 15
- JUNE 19
- JULY 24
- AUGUST 28
- SEPTEMBER 11
- OCTOBER 2
All classes are from 8:00am to 4:00pm, with the exam given at the end of class.
Boating certification is good in Any State in the U.S.
Please bring your lunch - sodas, water, snacks available for purchase.
- Preregistration and $30 Prepayment are required.
For more information on these Classes, or to Register,
please contact the Flotilla at 252-537-9877 or