If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out the in-classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating course.
This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.
Many insurance agencies recognize this presentation, which is approved by the National Association of Safe Boating Laws Administration and offer a reduction in rates on your boat insurance.
Each participant will receive a Boater Safety Identification Card from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
To operate a vessel powered by a motor of 10 horsepower or greater (including PWC's), a person who is born on or after January 1, 1988 must have completed a boater education course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) or passed an approved equivalency exam. A person is exempt from this requirement if there is a person on board who is not affected by this law or is at least 18 years of age and holds a boater education I.D. card. This person must be attendant to and take responsibility for the safe operation of the vessel; reference page 18, 2011 Edition of The Florida Boaters Guide.
The captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard OR you purchase a new boat and step aboard for the first time. You are Suddenly in Command. This 3-hour boating safety primer is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you to “be prepared” with the basics in case of an emergency.
Held at the USCG Auxiliary Building in Lee Wenner Park, Cocoa FL
Paddle Sports America (PSA)
Upcoming presentation dates are as shown below.
*26 March *4 June *10 September *3 December
Canoeists and kayakers are boaters also. Now, there is a course available to address the unique needs of this audience. Paddle Sports America is an exciting safety course designed to attract the novice paddle enthusiasts. This 3-hour course presents five chapters of safety information.