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Boater Safety Education

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4814 Henry St, Norton Shores, MI 49441


Date & Times:
Jul 25, 2024 9:00AM - 3:30PM EST

About this Event:

The Norton Shores Police Department is putting on our annual FREE Boater Safety course! This program is available to students of all ages, but any student under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

This course is designed to increase understanding and competency with the boaters safety requirements for the State of Michigan. Participants must attend the entire session and pass the final test in order to obtain a Boating Safety Certificate. No Exceptions. With this certificate, successful students will be eligible to operate jet skis, boats, and other watercrafts.


Organized by:

Daniel J Hibler

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.