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.

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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.

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May 2018

  • May 25 Fri

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    Boating Safety Education Class

    Registration Open 39 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    DERC Park, Activities Building Washington, WV 26181

    • Friday, May 25, 2018 7:00am - 3:00pm

June 2018