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Boating safety courses offered at West Point Lake

Published June 12, 2018

MOBILE, Alabama – Free personal watercraft and boating safety courses will be held at the West Point Project Management Office on July 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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 at West Point Project, will conduct the courses at the West Point Project Management Office. The course 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 this course.  For Alabama residents, this certificate will exempt them from taking the written exam when obtaining an Alabama boating license.  This course 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. 

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 The USCG Auxiliary classes are free and students will receive a free USACE Annual Day Use Pass upon completion of the course.

July 2018 BSC Press Release PDF

Release no. 18-041