South Carolina Boating Education Class


Overview

Boaters under 16 years of age are required by law to pass an approved boating education course before operating, without supervision, a personal watercraft (jet ski) or a boat powered by a motor of 15 horsepower or more.

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The South Carolina Boater Education Course is recommended for motivated students 12 years of age and older with good reading and comprehension skills who want to learn more about the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. Course materials are on a 6th-grade reading level.

A typical Boater Education Course lasts 6-8 hours with exam time, depending on the class location and instructor.

Age-Related Information

NOTICE TO PARENTS: Students is under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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Who needs Boater Education?
Boaters under 16 years of age are required by law to pass an approved boater education course before operating, without supervision, a personal watercraft (jet ski) or a boat powered by 15 hp motor or more.

Course Description
This course is recommended for motivated students age 12 and older with good reading and comprehension skills who want to learn more about the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. Course materials are on a 6th grade reading level.

If a student is under 12 years of age, the student must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

A typical Boater Education course lasts 6-8 hours with exam time depending on the class location and instructor.

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