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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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Jun 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 30 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Community Choice Credit Union
4405 Page Avenue
Michigan Center, MI 49254
Date & Times:
Jun 16, 2024 10:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Nicholas A Warner

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 40 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Lincoln Township Hall
175 Lake George St
Lake George, MI 48633
Date & Times:
Jun 29, 2024 8:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Peter Frank Giacalone II

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

Location:

Shady Shores Association
2965 Patterson Rd
Wayland, MI 49348
Date & Times:
Jun 29, 2024 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Steven R Lehman

Jul 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 28 of 30 seats remaining

Location:

Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Room 2
1200 North Telegraph Rd.
Bldg 57W - Room 2
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date & Times:
Jul 20, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Larry P Crake

Oct 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 39 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Coldwater Lake Association
516 Warren Rd
Coldwater, MI 49036
Date & Times:
Oct 12, 2024 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Ronald L Sprowls II
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