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Boater Safety Education
Boater Safety Education

Registration Closed 14 of 20 seats remaining



1 Lighthouse Ln, St Joseph, MI 49085


Date & Times:
May 31, 2023 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Jun 20, 2023 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

About this Event:

This Boater Safety class is taught by members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Our instructors know boating and will share tips on staying safe on the water this summer. If you are new to boating, this is a great place to begin! There is no fee to take the class. Completing the exam at the end of the course with 70% or greater will receive a Boater Safety Certificate.


Organized by:

Patrick D Poziwilko

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 (75% 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.