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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


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Dec 2021

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 4 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Gladstone Junior High School
300 South 10th Street
Gladstone, MI 49837
Date & Times:
Dec 13, 2021 12:00PM - 12:00PM EST

Taught by:

Jonathan P Smith

Mar 2022

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 30 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Napoleon High School
201 West St.
Napoleon , MI 49261
Date & Times:
Mar 05, 2022 9:00AM - 2:00PM EST

Taught by:

Nicholas A Warner

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Coldwater Lake Association
516 Warren Rd
Coldwater, MI 49036
Date & Times:
Mar 19, 2022 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Charles L Apel