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Arkansas offers one-week discount for online boating course

Arkansas boaters can save big by taking the state’s safety course online.

Arkansas boaters can save big by taking the state’s safety course online.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is participating in a national Spring Aboard — Take a Boating Education Course campaign by offering state boaters a 50-percent discount if they take the program online.

“This is the perfect time to take a boating education course, instead of waiting until the last minute before a trip to the lake or river,” Alex Hinson, boating education coordinator for the AGFC, said in a statement to the Newton County Times. “And to help make sure people are exposed to boater education, we’ve been able to reduce the cost of the online version by 50 percent during the week of March 17-23.

In-person courses remain free, but for those who can’t make it during the scheduled times or just prefer to take the online version, the cost is $24,50. Anyone who registers for online boating education during the week of March 17 can enter the coupon code SpringAboard19 to get the discount. Boaters can visit www.agfc.com/boatered to lean more.

Boating education is required for any Arkansas boater born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, to operate a motorized vessel. 

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