Boating Safety Class and Certification


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Attention: All Boaters All Hands on Deck!

Take this class to comply with New Jersey’s boating license requirement. 

WHEN: March 25, 2023, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

WHERE: Montville Senior House, 356 Main Road (Rt. 202), Montville, NJ 07045

WHO: The law applies to all NJ Boaters' age 13 and older who operate power vessels, including electric motors. In addition to “boat” on your NJ Driver’s License for non-tidal waters you must carry a NJ Boating Safety Certificate. ALL Persons who wish to operate a power vessel must possess a Boating Safety Certificate. 

WHAT: NJ Boating Safety Classes — The Boat NJ is an 8-hour course that provides a comprehensive overview of required boat and PWC operation. 

 Course components include: 

  • 1. A description of boat characteristics, basic hull designs, nomenclature, power systems and classification by the US Coast Guard. 
  • 2. Legal requirements for the registration and titling of boats, the equipment to be carried on board and the training and certification of boat operators. 
  • 3. Basic safety regulations, Rules of the Road and understanding the State and Federal aids to navigation systems in the waterways. 
  • 4. Operating characteristics of boats and an introduction to basic seamanship. 
  • 5. Accident prevention and steps to take to insure personal safety on the water; facts about boating under the influence and the effects of hypothermia on boaters; and water rescue techniques for boaters. 
  • 6. Weather observation, chart familiarization, use of the marine compass, use of the marine VHF radio, and boating through locks and around dams. 
  • 7. Special operational characteristics of personal watercraft; riding and handling techniques and personal protective equipment. 
  • 8. Environmental management and conservation responsibilities of boat operators, including fueling and cleanup; restrictions on marine heads, the dumping of trash and waste; and reporting responsibilities and procedures. 
  • 9. Dangers of Carbon Monoxide; Keeping our Waterways Safe and US Warnings. 

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring to class a proof of ID (driver’s license or other photo ID), a clip board, a pen, and a self addressed envelope with current postage or $1.00. 

COST: The course fee is $95.00 per person per 1 (day) session. This fee includes all books, materials, test, and certifications.

TO REGISTER: EITHER call at: 201-291-5976 OR email at: NJBoatSafe@aol.com OR on-line by credit card at: www.njboat.org.

If you have specific program questions please call Capt. Bill or Jan at 201-291-5976 or email at: NJBoatSafe@aol.com.


Montville Senior House
356 Main Road
(Rt. 202)
Montville, NJ 07045
United States

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