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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 (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. 
Managed & Approved by:

Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Search Results

Jun 2022

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 18 of 65 seats remaining

Location:

Green Lake Calvary Church
608 145th Ave
Caledonia, MI 49316
Date & Times:
Jun 04, 2022 8:00AM - 2:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Todd J. Wagner

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 32 of 55 seats remaining

Location:

Coldwater Lake Association
516 Warren Rd
Coldwater, MI 49036
Date & Times:
Jun 04, 2022 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Charles L Apel

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 2 of 20 seats remaining

Location:

Holland Fire Department - Kollen Park
279 Kollen Park Dr
Holland, MI 49423
Date & Times:
Jun 04, 2022 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Daniel J Groenendyk

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 25 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Brooks Township Hall
490 Quarterline Road
Newaygo, MI 49337
Date & Times:
Jun 04, 2022 10:00AM - 4:30PM EDT

Taught by:

Dylan J Wimmer

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 13 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Eaton County Sheriff's Office
1025 Independence Boulevard
Charlotte, MI 48813
Date & Times:
Jun 06, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Jun 07, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Jun 08, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Troy S Gardner

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 18 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Milan Community Schools
920 North St.
Milan, MI 48160
Date & Times:
Jun 11, 2022 8:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Kamala L Delano

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 30 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Manistee County Sheriff's Office
1525 E Parkdale Ave
Manistee, MI 49660
Date & Times:
Jun 11, 2022 8:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Aaron P Rybicki

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 9 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Monroe Twp. Fire Dept.
15331 S. Dixie Hwy. Monroe, Mi 48161
Monroe, MI 48161
Date & Times:
Jun 11, 2022 9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Jerry W Lawson

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 44 of 55 seats remaining

Location:

Sunset Cove Resort
931 Sunset Dr
Quincy, MI 49082
Date & Times:
Jun 11, 2022 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Charles L Apel

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 47 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Melrose Township Hall
4289 M75 Hwy N
Walloon Lake, MI 49796
Date & Times:
Jun 11, 2022 9:00AM - 1:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Donald L Richards
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