Who Needs the Michigan Boater Education Card?
Boaters born after June 30, 1996, and most PWC operators. Not carrying your Boater Education Card when one is required can result in a fine.


BOAT MICHIGAN — the official online boating safety course of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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If you are 12 or older, this online safe boating course can be taken in place of the classroom course as preparation for the in-person exam, which is required to obtain your Michigan boating safety certificate This course is very useful for boaters of any age.

Boater Safety Classes hosted by the Oakland County Sheriff's Marine Unit

There is NO charge for the Boater Safety Classes given at the Oakland County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).

All safety courses have been suspended for the immediate future.  As soon as new classes are approved, they will be posted here.


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