June 20, 2015
SC DNR Boater Education Class
Make sure to register for the SC DNR Boater Education Class in the Bass Pro Shops conference room on Saturday, June 20th. Please call Jim Shelton at (843)870-5621 to reserve your spot, since class size is limited.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Boater Education Program teaches the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. This is necessary to reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage while increasing boating enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts.
Who needs a 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.
Taking a boater education course will allow you to comply with the boating law and may also make you eligible for a discount on your boat or Personal Water Craft (jet ski) insurance.
SCDNR offers two (2) options to take the Boater Education Course-- either Instructor-led or online.
1. Instructor-led Classes
The preferred Boater Education method is through a free six (6) hour instructor-led classroom course. Classes are generally offered in a one day format. All classes end with a Test to pass the course.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary also provides classes throughout the state. These classes are offered for a minimal fee. Many of these classes can be found on the Boating Course Calendar.
See SC DNR website for more information and how to take the online training.