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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

Mar 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 11 of 26 seats remaining

Location:

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Center
5437 West Jefferson Avenue
Trenton, MI 48183
Date & Times:
Mar 05, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM EST
Mar 12, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Michael J Roehrig

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 27 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

West Marine #77
25050 Jefferson Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Date & Times:
Mar 06, 2024 6:00PM - 9:00PM EST
Mar 13, 2024 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Mar 20, 2024 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Mar 27, 2024 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Christopher John Stevens

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 18 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Grand Ledge Public Library
131 East Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Date & Times:
Mar 09, 2024 8:00AM - 4:30PM EST

Taught by:

Jonathan M Ahlbrand

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 9 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Virginia Park Fire Station
644 South 160th Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Date & Times:
Mar 09, 2024 8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Taught by:

Thomas ALLEN Achterhof

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 18 of 20 seats remaining

Location:

Jackson District Library- Meijer Branch
2699 Airport Rd
Jackson, MI 49202
Date & Times:
Mar 09, 2024 9:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Taught by:

Mark D Cole

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 29 of 60 seats remaining

Location:

Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374
Date & Times:
Mar 16, 2024 10:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Tim Brown

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 44 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Macomb County Sheriff's Office
43565 Elizabeth Rd
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Date & Times:
Mar 19, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Mar 20, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Peter Frank Giacalone II

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 29 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Pier 33 Marina
250 Anchors Way
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Date & Times:
Mar 23, 2024 8:30AM - 5:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Patrick D Poziwilko

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 22 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Wonderland Marine
8789 McGregor Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169
Date & Times:
Mar 30, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Jesse newton Smith

Apr 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 32 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Elk Rapids High School
308 Meguzee Point Rd
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Date & Times:
Apr 06, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Gerald J Clark
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