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Combination Safe Boating / Personal Watercraft Course

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We are pleased to offer this 8 hour Safe Boating / Personal Watercraft Class just in time for the upcoming spring/summer boating season. Upon completing this course and passing the exam (which is given during the last class), the participant will have satisfied the DEEP's requirements and will be able to apply for their Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO). The cost to apply for the Certificate is $50.00 and is NOT included in this class fee.

A Safe Boating Certificate/Personal Watercraft Class (SBC/CPWO) is required by individuals 10 years of age and older to operate any recreational vessel registered in Connecticut except a personal watercraft ("Jet Ski" type vessel) on Connecticut’s waters.* 

*additional regulations apply

Classes will be held on Monday, 3/23/20 (6pm - 9pm), Wednesday, 3/25/20 (6pm - 9pm), & Monday, 3/30/20 (6pm - 9pm)

The address of the class location is:
Salmon Brook Park - Park House
215 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, CT 06035

Age Requirements
Q. What is the minimum age to operate a Powered Vessel including Personal Watercraft (PWC) in Connecticut?

A. Any boater LESS than 12 years old who possesses a Safe Boating Card (SBC) or Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) may operate a boat up to 10 hp alone. To operate a boat over 10 hp, the child operator must possess a SBC/CPWO AND be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age) who also possesses a SBC or CPWO. Boaters 12 years and OLDER can operate a boat alone but MUST have their SBC/CPWO.

As of January 1, 2004, the minimum age to operate a PWC (i.e. jet ski) alone is 16. This is for all CPWO issued after 31 December 2003. Anyone 15 and under MUST possess their CPWO and MUST be accompanied by someone 18 or older who has had their CPWO for at least two years.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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