Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1986 and of legal age to operate a motorboat or sailboat, must have successfully completed an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education Course and carry proof while operating a motorboat or sailboat on Arkansas water. To operate a motorboat powered by an engine of 10 horsepower or more, a person must be 12 or older or be under the direct supervision of a person at least 18 years old. To operate a personal watercraft, a person must be 16 or older, be 12 to 15 years old and be under the direct supervision of a person at least 18 years old, or be under 12 and be under the direct supervision of a person at least 21 years old. There is no specific age requirement to enroll in boater education but the curriculum is based on a sixth-grade reading level. Instructor is Chuck Long, North Central Regional Education Coordinator instructor.