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Jenne Walker

2019 Marine Patrol Commercial Boat Information

New Hampshire Marine Patrol Commercial Boat Inspections

Commercial Boat Inspections are available March, April and May at public sites around NH. For more information visit www.marinepatrol.nh.gov/commercialboating for location details.      

Regional inspection sites for camps in May & June

Day

Date

Location

Body of Water

Town

Monday

May 20

Camp Deerwood

Squam Lake

Holderness

Friday

May 31

Camp Pierce Birchmont

Lake Wentworth

Wolfeboro

Thursday

June 6

Camp Belknap

Lake Winnipesaukee

Tuftonboro

Tuesday

June 11

South Central Region /Brookline Area

Tuesday  June 11 Camp Pasquaney Newfound Hebron

Wednesday

 
June 12 Camp Huckins Ossipee Lake Freedom
Thursday June 13 Camp Brookwoods/Deer Run, Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton

Wednesday

 
June 19 (pm) Southwest Region at individual camps
Monday

June 24 (pm)

 
West Central Region at individual camps

 

On-site at your camp:

Available by appointment at your camp before June 1 or after June 25 for a fee of $198 ($198 for first three hours, $66 each additional hour) if unable to attend at prescribed sites as outlined above.

Attendance Criteria:

Boat registrations must be submitted to Marine Patrol Headquarters at least two weeks prior to inspection date, allowing time to process paperwork. Marine Patrol must be notified at least one week in advance of inspection site choice, so they can schedule your visit and be sure to have your boat registration when you arrive. Note: Camps may motor to sites on inspection date even though boat is uninspected.  Boats must be assembled and ready for inspection.

 

New Hampshire Marine Patrol Commercial Boat License Testing

In the State of New Hampshire, a person must obtain a commercial boating license to operate a commercial vessel in compliance with RSA 270-E:22-23. A person must pass an examination before a license to operate a commercial vessel can be issued. The process for getting a commercial boating license begins with submitting an application. This must be done before making an appointment to test. The application takes approximately 10-14 working days to process. Available March through August at Marine Patrol headquarters in Gilford See dates on page 3 of this document or visit www.marinepatrol.nh.gov/commercialboating .

Regional testing sites for camps in June

Day

Date

Location

Town

Time

Monday

June 17

Camp Belknap

Tuftonboro

9 am

Monday

June 17

Camp Pasquaney

Hebron

9 am

Wednesday

June 19

Camp Brookwoods

Alton

9 am

Wednesday               

June 19

Camp Fleur de Lis

Fitzwilliam

9 am

Thursday               

June 20

Camp Huckins

Freedom

9 am

Thursday

June 20

Camp Winaukee

Moultonboro

9 am

Monday

June 24

Camp Merriwood

Orford

9am

 

License Information: The application must be completed and submitted to NH Marine Patrol, 31 Dock Rd. Gilford, NH 03249 along with a $15 fee. The application is processed at NH Marine Patrol where it is kept on file until the applicant takes the Commercial Boating Exam. There is no classroom requirement for this type of license. The exam consists of 85 multiple-choice questions, and an 80% is required to pass. Once you have successfully completed the exam, your license will be issued to you by a Marine Patrol Officer. The license is valid for five years from the date it is processed.

Attendance Criteria: Commercial Boat License applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to test date All applications must include the licensee’s legal address – not the camp address. When renewing a boat driver's license, it has to be signed by the licensee. Marine Patrol must be notified at least one week in advance of testing site choice. Marine Patrol will no longer test attendees who they do not have scheduled. Note: two sessions will be available on Friday, June 21 & Tuesday June 25 at 8:45 am and 12:45 pm) For June 25 and July 2, priority is for re-testing those who may have failed in their first attempt. May not-re-take test within 7 days of not passing. Retest dates are listed below and are located at headquarters only.  

Study Guides: Material in the CBL test is covered in NH Boater Safety Course (including practice tests) which is available at www.marinepatrol.nh.gov/commercialboating or www.boat-ed.com/newhampshire. Boat New Hampshire publication may be used instead of website for study practice. 

 

New Hampshire Marine Patrol Public License Exam Dates:

The location for the following license exams will be located at Marine Patrol Headquarters at 31 Dock Road Gilford, NH 03249:

Tuesday - March 5, 8:45am

Tuesday – March 19, 8:45am

Tuesday – April 2, 8:45am

Tuesday – April 16, 8:45am

Thursday – May 2, 8:45am

Saturday – May 18, 8:45am

Thursday – May 23, 8:45am

Saturday – June 8, 8:45am

Friday – June 21, 8:45am & 12:45pm

Tuesday – June 25, 8:45am & 12:45pm (priority is for re-testing those who may have failed in their first attempt)

Tuesday – July 2, 8:45am & 12:45pm (priority is for re-testing those who may have failed in their first attempt)

Thursday – July 11, 8:45am & 12:45pm

Thursday – July 18, 8:45am

Thursday – July 25, 8:45am

Tuesday – August 6, 8:45am

Tuesday – August 20, 8:45am

Wednesday – September 4, 8:45am

Tuesday – September 17, 8:45am

To schedule a commercial license exam, please call (603) 293-2037 and select option 2.

PLEASE NOTE: Testing will be offered by appointment only. We will not reserve seats without having received a processed license application. Persons failing their first exam will be required to wait a minimum of 7 days and pay a $10.00 fee before taking a make-up exam. In the event a person fails a second time, they should successfully complete a Boating Safety Course prior to testing a third time

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P.O. Box 3432
Concord, NH 03302

Phone   (603) 677-9009

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