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Posted 4/16/2018

Release no. 18-030

Tim Oberle
(251) 690-2506
Deputy Public Affairs Officer

MOBILE, Ala. – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary Flotilla 08-01, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will conduct a free personal watercraft and boating safety course at the West Point Lake Project Management Office, May 12. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST and will provide information on legal requirements, navigation rules, preventing personal watercraft and boating accidents, and new boating laws.

Participants will receive a certificate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources upon completion of the course.  The course also meets Georgia’s law that requires completion of a safe boating course for persons born after January 1, 1998 who wish to operate a personal watercraft or boat without adult supervision. 

For Alabama residents, the certificate will exempt them from taking the written exam when obtaining an Alabama boating license. 

A maximum of 25 participants can be accommodated for the course on a first-come, first-served basis.  Pre-registration is necessary through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website at  Students who complete the class will receive a free annual day-use pass good for any Army Corps of Engineers project lake in the country.