U.S. Coast Guard offering boater education


The U.S. Coast Guard is offering four opportunities this spring to obtain a Washington state Boater Education Card through online courses. All Washington state residents over the age of 12 or born after January 1, 1955 – under 67 – must have the card while operating a boat of 15 horsepower or greater.

People who complete the course can obtain their boater education card, a separate application issued by the Washington state Parks and Recreation Commission. The course is broken down into two-hour sessions over four days and will be over Zoom. 

The opportunities are March 7-10, April 11-14, May 9-12 and June 6-9. All classes run 6:30-8:30 p.m., and are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There will be a test at the end of the four sessions.

Course participants can pay $20 to register and receive a digital course book for $5, or $30 to cover registration and a printed book.

To register, visit BLIaux.com. Email boatingsafetyWA@gmail.com for questions and concerns. 


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