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Boater’s Safety – Charlevoix
June 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
NOTE: All classes are free of charge. Minimum age for class attendance is 10 years of age. It is recommended that students eat prior to class or bring a small snack to class. Due to the short duration of the course, there will be no meal time. Students receiving a satisfactory test grade will receive their Michigan Boating Safety Certificate at the conclusion of the course.
Completion of this class is MANDATORY for individuals: (1) born after December 31, 1978 to operate a PWC (jet ski) (2) and for anyone born on or after July 1, 1996 to operate a boat.
Please note that individuals must be at least 14 to operate a PWC. 14 and 15 year olds must be within 100 ft. of a parent, guardian or designee at least 21 yrs. of age to operate a PWC. Individuals must be at least 16 to operate a PWC by themselves. Individuals born after December 31, 1978 must have their boater’s safety in their possession when operating a PWC. Individuals born on or after July 1, 1996 must also have their boater’s safety in their possession when operating a boat.
Individuals can also take the boater’s safety class on-line at the Michigan DNR website (www.Boaterexam.com or www.Boated.com) at their convenience. There is a fee for the on-line class. Upon successful completion of the on-line class individuals can print out their Michigan Boating Safety Certificate right at home. ORV and snowmobile safety classes are also available on line at the Michigan DNR website as well.
For further questions call the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division at 547-4461, ext. 3499.