Ways to take a Boating Education Course
Following are the various ways that you can take a boating education course, including classroom, home study and online. Some have an associated cost, while others are free - find the one that suits you best and make sure you are safe on the water!
DNR Law Enforcement: (click here, select Boat Education and your County to obtain a local phone number to call about classes scheduled in your area.)
US Coast Guard Auxiliary 7th District (Courses may include some cost to cover materials - ask for full details from class contact person before enrolling)
--Lake Lanier Flotilla 29 Boating Education Courses. Find a Class
--Lake Allatoona Flotilla 22 Boating Education Courses. Find a Class
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10 7th District, St Simons Island, GA . Schedule of classes listed on website and links to the national site where the entire years schedule is listed for our Flotilla. We are the only Flotilla offering the "Suddenly in Command" class for free anywhere on the east coast and the only Flotilla offering the comprehensive "Boating Skills and Seamanship" course in Georgia.
Golden Isles Sail and Power Squadron. Check this website for boating safety classes offered near the Georgia Coast
Atlanta Sail & Power Squadron, Check this website for boating safety classes offered around Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona.
Home Study Courses:
- United States Power Squadron-America's Boating Course ($34.95 plus S&H will give you a 224-page manual and CD for home study AND a "pin" number if you prefer to take the course online).
Boat US Foundation 1-800-336-2628 (Free Course)
Boat-Ed 1-800-830-2268 ($29.50 No Pass, No Pay)
PWC Safety School ($15.00 No Pass, No Pay)
Boater Exam ($29.95 No Pass, No Pay). During week of May 18-24, 2013 (National Safe Boating Week), BOATERexam is offering at 33% discount on all BOATERexam.com courses. Boaters who sign up for a course between May 17-24, and who complete the course before May 31, will receive the discount.