A New York Safe Boating Course will be given by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Law Enforcement on Saturday, August 4th, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the DEC Region 5 Headquarters in Ray Brook, NY.  The New York Safe Boating Course is an introductory level course in boating and personal watercraft safety. It will be presented in eight hours of classroom training to teach boaters the fundamentals of safe boating operation. This course is approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators.

 Upon successful completion the instructor will issue students a Temporary Boating Safety Certificate valid for 90 days. While there is no fee to take the course, anyone age eighteen or over must send the Office of Parks and Recreation $10 to obtain their permanent Boating Safety Certificate.

 Who needs a boating safety certificate? Anyone that operates a personal watercraft (JetSki) and anyone age ten through seventeen that operates a motorized boat.

 Students must be at least 10 years of age by the date of the class. Preregistration is required. Class size is limited. Call DEC Office of Public Protection during regular business hours at 518-897-1303.

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