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Free Basic Boating Safety Courses

Free Basic Boating Safety Courses

The Quincy Police Marine Unit, in partnership with the Massachusetts Environmental Police, will be presenting three Basic Boating Safety Courses at no cost to the public. These courses are designed for persons 12 years old and up, regardless of boating skill.

Courses are nationally approved, and course completion will allow persons to legally operate a boat in states requiring Basic Boating Safety Courses. Everyone who completes the course will be issued a Basic Boating Safety Certificate. All graduates in the 12 through 15 year-old age group will be legally allowed to operate a motorboat without adult supervision. The same is true for 16 and 17 year old youth who wish to operate a personal watercraft (jet ski, wave runner, etc.) In addition, some insurance companies offer policy discounts for customers that complete a Basic Boating Safety Course.

Course Offerings for 2020 are:

MARCH, Course ID: 4488 (March 10, 17, 24) Course hours are Tuesday Evenings 6 PM till 10 PM

MARCH-April, Course ID: 4489 (March 21, 28, April 4) Course hours are Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM

May Course ID: 4490 (May 7, May 12, May 19) Course hours are 1 Thursday and 2 Tuesday Evenings 6 PM till 10 PM

All of the above courses will be taught at the Houghs Neck Community Center, located at 1193 Sea St. (Same building as Manet Community Health Center).

To register for a course go to the Massachusetts Environmental Police Department website by clicking here. Fill out the MEP Boating Safety Course Online Enrollment Form using the course ID for the course you want to attend

For more information or help registering, please call the Massachusetts Environmental Police Department at 508-564-4961, Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm.