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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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Jul 2022

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Melrose Township Hall
4289 M75 Hwy N
Walloon Lake, MI 49796
Date & Times:
Jul 18, 2022 2:00PM - 6:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Donald L Richards

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 28 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office
1200 N Telegraph Bldg 38E
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
Jul 23, 2022 8:30AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Jeff S Clark

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 27 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Wilson Marine Brighton
6095 Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI 48114
Date & Times:
Jul 23, 2022 9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Randall K. Wilson

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 25 of 25 seats remaining

Location:

Monroe Twp. Fire Dept.
15331 S. Dixie Hwy. Monroe, Mi 48161
Monroe, MI 48161
Date & Times:
Jul 30, 2022 9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Jerry W Lawson

Aug 2022

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Pentwater Yacht Club
205 S Dover St
Pentwater, MI 49449
Date & Times:
Aug 04, 2022 8:00AM - 12:00PM EDT
Aug 05, 2022 8:00AM - 12:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Timothy M Simon
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