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Overview

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. 

Additional Information

Description

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. 
Managed & Approved by:

Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Search Results

Jul 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 19 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Saugatuck Yacht Club
15 Park St
Saugatuck, MI 49453
Date & Times:
Jul 17, 2024 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Jul 18, 2024 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Todd J. Wagner

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 5 of 26 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Room 2
1200 North Telegraph Rd.
Bldg 57W - Room 2
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
Jul 20, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Larry P Crake

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 6 of 12 seats remaining

Location:

Walstrom Marine
501 E. Bay St.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Date & Times:
Jul 21, 2024 10:00AM - 12:00PM EST

Taught by:

Jill - Miller

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 9 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Clark Twp Community Center
133 E. M-134
Cedarville, MI 49719
Date & Times:
Jul 24, 2024 9:00AM - 3:00PM EST

Taught by:

Thomas R Sherlund

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 6 of 20 seats remaining

Location:

Walt and Marie's Country Market and Cafe
44947 W Red Arrow Hwy
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Date & Times:
Jul 27, 2024 9:00AM - 5:00PM EST

Taught by:

Mikal Pechota

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 25 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Porcupine Mountain State Park
3303 Headquarters Road
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Date & Times:
Jul 29, 2024 5:30PM - 8:30PM EST
Jul 30, 2024 5:30PM - 8:30PM EST

Taught by:

Peter John Shambaugh

Aug 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 44 of 49 seats remaining

Location:

North Park Campground--Pavilion
836 N. Huron Ave
Harbor Beach, MI 48441
Date & Times:
Aug 05, 2024 8:00AM - 11:00AM EST
Aug 06, 2024 8:00AM - 11:00AM EST
Aug 07, 2024 8:00AM - 11:00AM EST

Taught by:

David C Wilson

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 47 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Pentwater Yacht Club
205 S Dover St
Pentwater, MI 49449
Date & Times:
Aug 13, 2024 8:00AM - 12:00PM EST
Aug 14, 2024 8:00AM - 12:00PM EST

Taught by:

Timothy M Simon

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 2 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Room 1
1200 N Telegraph
Bldg 57W - Room 1
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
Aug 17, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Larry P Crake

Sep 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 21 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Room 2
1200 North Telegraph Rd.
Bldg 57W - Room 2
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
Sep 07, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EST

Taught by:

Larry P Crake
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