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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

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

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 14 of 20 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Room 1
1200 N Telegraph
Bldg 57W - Room 1
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
Apr 06, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Larry P Crake

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 30 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Parkside Bible Church
14461 James Street
Holland, MI 49424
Date & Times:
Apr 06, 2024 9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Daniel J Groenendyk

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 21 of 26 seats remaining

Location:

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Center
5437 West Jefferson Avenue
Trenton, MI 48183
Date & Times:
Apr 09, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Apr 16, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Michael J Roehrig

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 174 of 175 seats remaining

Location:

Byron Center West Middle School RM1 M
8654 Homerich Avenue Southwest
Byron Center, MI 49315
Date & Times:
Apr 12, 2024 7:30AM - 2:45PM EDT
Apr 15, 2024 7:30AM - 2:45PM EDT
Apr 16, 2024 7:30AM - 2:45PM EDT
Apr 17, 2024 7:30AM - 2:45PM EDT

Taught by:

Ted L Albrecht

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 40 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Mancelona High School
9300 W Limits Rd
Mancelona, MI 49659
Date & Times:
Apr 13, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Gerald J Clark

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 24 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Milan Community Education-Milan High School
100 Big Red Dr.
Milan, MI 48160
Date & Times:
Apr 13, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Jesse newton Smith

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 23 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Pier 33 Marina
250 Anchors Way
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Date & Times:
Apr 13, 2024 8:30AM - 5:30PM EDT

Taught by:

Patrick D Poziwilko

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 40 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Central Lake High School
8169 W State St
Central Lake, MI 49622
Date & Times:
Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Gerald J Clark

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 18 of 20 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Room 1
1200 N Telegraph
Bldg 57W - Room 1
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Larry P Crake
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