Are there any requirements, other than a valid driver’s license, necessary for an adult to operate a powerboat in area public waterways? Are any safety/boating courses required?
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries encourages every boater to take a boater education course.
For those born after Jan. 1, 1984, however, it’s a requirement. To operate a motorboat over 10 horsepower, those in that age range must successfully complete a LDWF-approved boater education course, unless they are accompanied by someone over 18 who has completed the course.