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Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Certification Course

Winter 2018

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 required.

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.

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. Click here for instructions on how to obtain a Conservation ID number.


Program Details

Eligibility: Ages 12 years & up; no residency requirements.
Dates: February 22 & 27; March 1
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Southington Police Dept. Headquarters - Education Room
69 Lazy Lane, Southington
 Cost: $20.00

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. Class size is limited to 60 participants and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Complete the electronic form below to register for this program. If you prefer not to submit your information online, you may also register by mail, by phone at 860-276-6219, or in person at the Recreation office at Town Hall, 75 Main St. (2nd floor). All registrations must be received by 4:30 pm on Friday, February 16, 2018.


Registration Form

A separate form must be completed for each individual attending the course.