ODNR Parks and Watercraft will be offering the Ohio Boating Education Course, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 4th, at the Scioto County Field Office.
The course is free to take. This eight-hour course, developed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks & Watercraft, includes Ohio boating laws, safety equipment, accident prevention, and operating rules. This course meets Ohio’s boating education requirement which went into effect January 1st, 2000.
Ohio’s boating education regulation requires anyone born on or after January 1st, 1982, to show proof of completing an approved boating safety course or proficiency test before operating a boat more than 10 horsepower. The certificate of completion of this classroom course is recognized nationwide and meets boating education requirements in all fifty states and Canada.
Boaters interested in taking this course may register by calling the Scioto County Field Office at 740-353-7668. For information on additional course listings that meet the boating education requirement, contact the Division of Parks & Watercraft toll-free at 1-877-4BOATER or visit the course search feature on their web site at watercraft.ohiodnr.gov.