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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

May 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 14 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Martin High School
1556 Chalmers Street
Martin, MI 49070
Date & Times:
May 29, 2024 6:00PM - 9:00PM EST
May 30, 2024 6:00PM - 9:00PM EST

Taught by:

Todd J. Wagner

Jun 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 8 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Green Lake Calvary Church
608 145th Ave
Caledonia, MI 49316
Date & Times:
Jun 01, 2024 8:00AM - 2:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Todd J. Wagner

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 5 of 15 seats remaining

Location:

Irish Boat Shop
400 E Bay St
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Date & Times:
Jun 01, 2024 8:45AM - 3:00PM EST

Taught by:

Alexander M Babcock

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 15 of 45 seats remaining

Location:

Lake View United Brethren Church
4616 E Territorial Rd
Camden, MI 49232
Date & Times:
Jun 01, 2024 8:45AM - 4:30PM EST

Taught by:

Brent WILLIAM Falke

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 25 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Kenyons resort
814 Kenyon Road
Lupton, MI 48635
Date & Times:
Jun 01, 2024 9:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Chris M Vetter

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 21 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Harrisville Harbor
1 E Harbor Lane
Harrisville , MI 48740
Date & Times:
Jun 01, 2024 9:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Scott R Mckenzie

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 45 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Charlevoix Yacht Club
209 Ferry Ave
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Date & Times:
Jun 01, 2024 9:00AM - 3:00PM EST

Taught by:

Donald L Richards

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 29 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Sunset Cove Resort
931 Sunset Dr
Quincy, MI 49082
Date & Times:
Jun 01, 2024 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Ronald L Sprowls II

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 44 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Interlochen Public Library
9411 Tenth St.
Interlochen, MI 49643
Date & Times:
Jun 02, 2024 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Jill - Miller

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 16 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Macomb County Sheriff Marine Division
33125 South River Road
Harrison Township, MI 48045
Date & Times:
Jun 03, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM EST
Jun 04, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM EST

Taught by:

Robert J Richard
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