Combined Basic Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft
This 9-hour course, taught by volunteers or employees of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Boating Division, is designed to fulfill the requirements for the Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate. The course also offers a diploma for the Personal Watercraft Operator’s Certificate. Upon successful completion of the course, the student can send or bring the diploma, along with an application for certificate, and the appropriate fee to any state DEEP office to obtain either the Safe Boating Certificate or the Personal Watercraft Operator’s Certificate. Students must attend all classes to qualify.
Boating questions? Call the DEEP Boating Office at 860.434.8638.
June 6, 8, 13 (TU/TH)
6-9PM • CRN: 2260
August 15, 17, 22 (TU/TH)
6-9PM • CRN: 2261
Fee for each 3-day course: $25 non-refundable
Room for all courses: 313
One-Day Combination Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Course
This single session, 8-hour course, taught by Professional Marine Education, provides a certificate of completion as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation, which includes the Safe Boating Certificate. Upon successful completion of the course, the student can mail or deliver the diploma to any state DEEP office, and combined with an application for certificate (provided) and appropriate fee, qualifies the student to obtain the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation. The $50 certificate is a one-time, lifetime certification.
June 24 (S) • CRN: 2262
August 26 (S) • CRN: 2263
Classes meet at: Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main St., Bristol
One-Day Coastal Navigation
Keep your investment “off the rocks” with a course in coastal navigation. Sharpen your boating skills and have the confidence to venture to new places off shore. This course is designed for those 12 years and older. Classes are small to ensure students develop hands-on charting and plotting skills using nautical charts, tools, and publications. Topics include: longitude and latitude; position fix; dead-reckoning; GPS and radar basics; compass deviation and variation, using plotting tools; marine time conversions; speed, distance and time calculations and cruise planning. Upon completion of the class, students will receive the DEEP Connecticut Coastal Boaters Endorsement sticker for their operating certificate. Students need to bring a calculator to class.
Prerequisite: basic safe boating course or instructor permission prior to the start of the course.