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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

Jun 2022

Boater Safety Education

Full Event with Waitlist 1 seats remaining on waitlist

Location:

Diamond Lake County Park
3351 Mundy Avenue
White Cloud, MI 49349
Date & Times:
Jun 24, 2022 8:30AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Dylan J Wimmer

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 40 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Shady Shores Association
2965 Patterson Rd
Wayland, MI 49348
Date & Times:
Jun 25, 2022 8:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Steven R Lehman

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 29 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Manistee County Sheriff's Office
1525 E Parkdale Ave
Manistee, MI 49660
Date & Times:
Jun 25, 2022 8:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Aaron P Rybicki

Boater Safety Education

Event Full

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office
1200 N Telegraph Bldg 38E
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
Jun 25, 2022 8:30AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Jeff S Clark

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 30 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Eight Point Lake Association Clubhouse
10466 S Garfield Ave
Lake, MI 48632
Date & Times:
Jun 25, 2022 9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Nicholas E Oster

Jul 2022

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 36 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Clark Twp Community Center
133 E. M-134
Cedarville, MI 49719
Date & Times:
Jul 05, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Thomas R Sherlund

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Hill Township Hall
4985 Townhall Rd
Hale, MI 48739
Date & Times:
Jul 09, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Christopher M Vetter

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 24 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Brower Park
23056 Polk Rd
Stanwood, MI 49346
Date & Times:
Jul 09, 2022 10:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Mark Lee Danielson

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Saugatuck Yacht Club
15 Park St
Saugatuck, MI 49453
Date & Times:
Jul 13, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Jul 14, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Todd J. Wagner

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Pentwater Yacht Club
205 S Dover St
Pentwater, MI 49449
Date & Times:
Jul 14, 2022 8:00AM - 12:00PM EDT
Jul 15, 2022 8:00AM - 12:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Timothy M Simon
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