Boating Safety Program
The Boating Safety Program offers free classes that cover topics such as life jackets, navigation rules, and preserving a safe marine environment.
Do you need West Virginia Boating education?
You need education if you were born on or after Dec. 31, 1986, and will be operating a motorboat or PWC in West Virginia.
Age and Operator Restrictions
Those 12 to 14 years of age may operate a motorboat or PWC only if:
- They have completed a boating safety education course and...
- If they are accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older on board the vessel or the vessel’s motor is 10 hp or less.