Safe Boating

This program is taught by volunteers or employees of the Connecticut DEEP Boating Division and is designed to fulfill the requirements for the

Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and the Personal Watercraft Operator’s Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course and final examination, the student can carry the diploma, application for certification, and the appropriate fee to any State DEP office to obtain the Safe Boating Certificate and/or the Personal Watercraft Operator’s Certificate.

For more information about the licensing process, please visit the website of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Course Outcome

You will learn:

  • Safety equipment requirements
  • Environmental awareness
  • Boating regulations
  • Boat launches and local regulations
  • Rules and navigation
  • Safety information
  • Tides and sunrise/sunset date

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students using machinery