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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

Feb 2023

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 40 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office
1200 N Telegraph Bldg 38E
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
Feb 11, 2023 8:00AM - 3:00PM EST

Taught by:

Tim Brown

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 17 of 18 seats remaining

Location:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
309 South Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201
Date & Times:
Feb 18, 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM EST

Taught by:

Mark D Cole

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 28 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Macomb County Sheriff's Office
43565 Elizabeth Rd
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Date & Times:
Feb 21, 2023 5:00PM - 9:00PM EST
Feb 22, 2023 5:00PM - 9:00PM EST

Taught by:

Peter Frank Giacalone II

Mar 2023

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 24 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Center
5437 West Jefferson Avenue
Trenton, MI 48183
Date & Times:
Mar 07, 2023 5:30PM - 9:30PM EST
Mar 14, 2023 5:30PM - 9:30PM EDT

Taught by:

Michael J Roehrig

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 43 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Macomb County Sheriff's Office
43565 Elizabeth Rd
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Date & Times:
Mar 08, 2023 5:00PM - 9:00PM EST
Mar 09, 2023 5:00PM - 9:00PM EST

Taught by:

Robert J Richard

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 46 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Macomb County Sheriff's Office
43565 Elizabeth Rd
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Date & Times:
Mar 21, 2023 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Mar 22, 2023 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Robert J Richard

Apr 2023

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 24 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Center
5437 West Jefferson Avenue
Trenton, MI 48183
Date & Times:
Apr 04, 2023 5:30PM - 9:30PM EDT
Apr 11, 2023 5:30PM - 9:30PM EDT

Taught by:

Michael J Roehrig

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 22 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Wilson Marine Brighton
6095 Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI 48114
Date & Times:
Apr 22, 2023 9:30AM - 5:30PM EDT

Taught by:

Randall K. Wilson

May 2023

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 25 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Center
5437 West Jefferson Avenue
Trenton, MI 48183
Date & Times:
May 02, 2023 5:30PM - 9:30PM EDT
May 09, 2023 5:30PM - 9:30PM EDT

Taught by:

Michael J Roehrig

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Grosse Ile Recreation
25797 3rd Street
Grosse Ile , MI 48138
Date & Times:
May 04, 2023 6:00PM - 8:00PM EDT
May 11, 2023 6:00PM - 8:00PM EDT
May 18, 2023 6:00PM - 8:00PM EDT
May 25, 2023 6:00PM - 8:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Robert DEAN Lang