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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 35 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

PBWOA- Yacht Club
8930 Dexter Pinckney Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169
Date & Times:
Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Jesse newton Smith

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 40 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Bellaire High School
204 W Forest Home Ave
Bellaire, MI 49615
Date & Times:
Apr 27, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Gerald J Clark

May 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 30 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Ellsworth Public Schools
9467 Park Street
Ellsworth, MI 49729
Date & Times:
May 04, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Gerald J Clark

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 15 of 20 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Room 1
1200 N Telegraph
Bldg 57W - Room 1
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
May 04, 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:
May 04, 2024 9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Daniel J Groenendyk

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 24 of 26 seats remaining

Location:

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Center
5437 West Jefferson Avenue
Trenton, MI 48183
Date & Times:
May 07, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
May 14, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Michael J Roehrig

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 20 of 20 seats remaining

Location:

Porter Township Offices
88040 M-40
Lawton, MI 49065
Date & Times:
May 11, 2024 9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Mikal Pechota

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 15 of 20 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Room 1
1200 N Telegraph
Bldg 57W - Room 1
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
May 18, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Larry P Crake

Jun 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 30 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Parkside Bible Church
14461 James Street
Holland, MI 49424
Date & Times:
Jun 08, 2024 9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Daniel J Groenendyk

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 29 of 29 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Room 1
1200 N Telegraph
Bldg 57W - Room 1
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
Jun 15, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Larry P Crake
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