Boater Safety Certification

A boater safety certification course will be offered July 17th in Macon.  The Missouri Highway Patrol is offering the program at the Long Branch Lake Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There is no fee for this course; however, students are required to pre-register online as seating will be limited. There will be a break for lunch, but lunch will not be provided.  For more information, to register for the course visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov.  A Boat Safety Education & Certification link can be found on the left side of the page under “Training.”

Missouri law requires any person born after January 1st, 1984, to carry a boater safety education certification card anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes.  The certification is also required if you intend to operate a rental boat or personal watercraft on one of Missouri’s lakes. Participants who successfully pass the course will be eligible to order a boater safety certification card for $15. The boater safety certification card does not expire and does not need to be renewed.

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