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Boater Safety Education

Event Completed 21 of 40 seats remaining



379 Keith Wilhelm Dr., Coldwater, MI 49036


Date & Times:
Jun 03, 2023 9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

About this Event:

Boater Safety Class at the Branch County Sheriff's Office located at 379 Keith Wilhelm Dr Coldwater, MI 49036. Those born on or after July 1st, 1996 must have a Boater's Safety Certificate to operate a boat. Those born on or after December 31st, 1978 must have a Boater's Safety Certificate to operate a personal watercraft. Class starts promptly at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided by the North Chain Association.


Organized by:

Joshua A Vickers

Required Files:

Cancellation Policies:

If you are no longer planning on attending this class, please cancel your registration so that those on the waiting list will have a chance to attend.

Event Policies:

Minimum Age Policies:

There are no minimum age policies

Maximum Age Policies:

There are no maximum age policies


About the Program


The main purpose of the boater safety education course is to train knowledgeable, safe and responsible boaters. Topics covered include general boating and water safety, navigational rules, causes and prevention of crashes, operation and fueling techniques, environmental concerns and reporting responsibility. 
Any motorized boat operator born after June 30, 1996, is required by law to pass an approved boater safety course and to carry a boater safety certificate. In addition, boater education is also required for all PWC operators born after December 31, 1978. Michigan’s boater education course is taught by a dedicated core of certified volunteer instructors, sheriff’s deputies and Michigan conservation officers. 

About the Class: 
  • In person, traditional classroom setting 
  • Written test (80% or better to pass) 
  • No minimum age requirement; however, students under 10 years of age shall be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other adult approved by parent or legal guardian.