Boat Safety Course Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful links from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation:

Who has to take this class?

  • Any person over 14 years of age who operates a personal watercraft in NYS. A person may operate a PWC without a certificate if accompanied by an adult holding a certificate and is over 18 years or
  • Youths between 10 and 18 years of age when not accompanied by an adult.

How old do you have to be at the time of the class?

  • 10 years old

Is there any cost?

  • There is no cost to take the class, persons 18 years old and younger will be mailed back a certificate free of charge. Persons above 18 years of age will have to mail there test results with a $10 check to the state to get a certificate.

When is the class?

  • March 14th, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Mahopac Marina.
  • April 25th, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Bureau of Emergency Service Building.
  • May 9th, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Bureau of Emergency Service Building.

Where is the class?

How do I register?

  • To register for the March 14th class you must go to Mahopac Marina in person and sign up at the front desk.
  • Click here to register for the April 25th course.
  • Click here to register for the May 9th course.

You can also email any further questions to Sergeant Michael Szabo