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Boater Safety Education

Event Completed 13 of 30 seats remaining



131 East Jefferson Street, Grand Ledge, MI 48837


Date & Times:
Mar 09, 2024 8:00AM - 4:30PM EST

About this Event:

This course will be delivered by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and is sponsored by the Grand Ledge Public Library.

It will cover all of the requirements for Michigan Safe Boating Certification. Learners will be issued a Michigan Boater Certification Card upon successful completion of the course and test.

NOTE: Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

LUNCH: To cover all of the topics in the time allocated, there will NOT be a formal lunch break. The time requirements for completion of this course deem it necessary for all attendees to bring and consume their individual lunch during class time. Participants are responsible for their own food/lunch, snacks and beverages.

Instruction will commence exactly at 8AM. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior.

IMPORTANT: Last Minute Registration: If you want to attend tomorrow's session, please send a message to We will monitor the email until midnight for any last minute registrations.


Organized by:

Jonathan M Ahlbrand

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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.