North Carolina requires boaters to have taken and passed a boating safety class.
Here are some options:
Take and pass an online course ($34.95) at boat-ed.com/ northcarolina.
Take a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety class in person, like About Boating Safety that starts March 6 at Bass Pro Shop, Cary. Class is 8 hours over multiple days. Cost is $25 for materials. Contact David at 919-210-1644, aux0911fc @gmail.com for info.
In-person instructor-led state-sponsored boating safety classes are canceled through May 31 due to the pandemic.