MOBILE, Ala. – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 08-01 — in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at West Point Project — will conduct a personal watercraft and boating safety course on April 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Point Lake Project Office in West Point, Georgia.
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 the course.
This course meets the requirements of Georgia state law, which mandates persons born after Jan. 1, 1998 wishing to operate a personal watercraft or boat without adult supervision must receiving boating safety training and certification.
For Alabama residents, this boating safety certificate will exempt them from 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. Preregistration is necessary through the Georgia DNR website: www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com. The USCG Auxiliary classes are free and students will receive a free USACE Annual Day Use Pass upon completion of the course.
For more information, contact the West Point Lake Project Office at 706-645-2937 or visit https://go.usa.gov/xEGeJ.