This may or may not apply to some of you out there, but Vermont requires that anyone born after Jan. 1st 1974 to take a boating safety course. Much like the hunters education course.
The Vermont State Police web site has a link to the course, and the link lists the places and dates of the course.
I had taken the course over 15 years ago, but my card was badly torn and beat up. If you need a new card you can send an e-mail to JJodoin@dps.state.vt.us to get a new one or to find out more about the course.
They will send you a free new card in a few weeks.