Boating safety courses offered at West Point - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Boating safety courses offered at West Point

WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary Flotilla 08-01 will conduct monthly personal watercraft and boating safety courses.

These courses will provide information on legal requirements, navigation rules, preventing personal watercraft and boating accidents, and new boating laws.

The courses will be held at the West Point Project Management Office located at 500 Resource Management Drive in West Point, Ga. and are covered over two evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST on the following dates:   

April 14 and 16
May 19 and 21
June 16 and 18
July 14 and 16
August 18 and 20

Participants will receive a certificate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources upon completion of this course.  

For Alabama residents, this certificate will exempt them from taking the written exam when obtaining an Alabama boating license.  

This course meets Georgia's law that requires completion of a safe boating course for persons born after January 1, 1998 who wish to operate a personal watercraft or boat without adult supervision.  

The cost for USCG Auxiliary classes will be $15 per student.  

A maximum of 40 participants can be accommodated for the course on a first come, first served basis. 

With the completion of the May Boating Safety Course, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will issue one complementary annual pass per family. Theses passes would be good for one year, however misplaced lost, or stolen passes will not be reissued. 

Pre-registration is necessary and can be done by calling the West Point Project Management Office at (706) 645-2937.   

The courses are held in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Project. Check out their online brochure for more information at this link

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