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Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Certification Course

Winter 2019

The Southington Recreation Department is sponsoring a Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Certification Course to be presented by the State of Connecticut DEEP. Attendance on all three days of the course is mandatory.

Participants who successfully complete this course and pass the test qualify for a Safe Boating Certificate and a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation which allow an individual to operate any recreational vessel including a personal watercraft ("jet ski" type vessel) on Connecticut's waters.


Program Details

Eligibility: Ages 12 years & up; no residency requirements.
Dates: February 26 & 28; March 5
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Southington Police Dept. Headquarters - Education Room
69 Lazy Lane, Southington
 Cost: $20.00 per person

The registration fee submitted to the Recreation Department covers only the cost of attending the 3-day course. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will need to purchase the Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Certificates through the State of Connecticut DEEP for an additional fee of $50.00.

All participants are required to have a State of CT Conservation ID number. You may register for the course without an ID number, but must have one established prior to the first night of class.

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Registration Information

Pre-registration and payment through the Recreation Department office is required in order to participate. Walk-ins will not be allowed on the day of the program.

  • Registration forms will be accepted online, by mail, or in person at the Recreation Department office.
  • Forms and payment are due by 4:30 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019.
  • Please call the office at (860) 276-6219 with any questions.

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Acceptable Forms of Payment

  • Cash (Exact Change ONLY)
  • Check/Money Order - Payable to "Town of Southington"
  • Credit Card* (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

*An additional, non-refundable service fee applies to all credit card transactions.