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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 (80% 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 2024

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 29 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Sunset Cove Resort
931 Sunset Dr
Quincy, MI 49082
Date & Times:
Jun 01, 2024 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Ronald L Sprowls II

Boater Safety Education

Registration Open 32 of 40 seats remaining

Location:

Branch County Sheriff Office
379 Keith Wilhelm Dr.
Coldwater, MI 49036
Date & Times:
Jun 08, 2024 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Ronald L Sprowls II

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