Colorado Boating Safely Course


Overview

Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (PWC) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old.

Individuals who are 14 and 15 and have successfully completed a state approved boating safely course can operate a motorized vessel in Colorado.

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About the Class

The Boating Safely course is a combination of home study and classroom hours.

Students must read and study the 60 page manual prior to attending a review session with a boating instructor. To receive a manual, purchase it online here. If you are unable to purchase and use the electronic manual, please call 303-291-7575 or email boating.safety@state.co.us to request a physical manual.

The review session will run 2 to 3 hours, depending on class size. Students will take a written test at the end of the session and must pass with a score of at least 70% to receive a boater ID card.

Age-Related Information

Important Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age at the time of the class to attend a review session, and those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Do I need to bring anything?

All attendees must bring the following to be admitted to the review session:

  • Proof of age - (birth certificate, school ID, driver's license showing date of birth)
  • 1" x 1" front facing photo

About Registration

  • Registration for any class must be completed at least seven (7) days in advance
  • No registrations will be taken after the seven day cut-off or if the class becomes full

Cancellation Policy

In the event of a scheduling conflict or illness, students may request a move to another review session by calling 303-291-7575. We ask that you do this no later than 24 hours prior to the class.

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NOTICE: All Colorado Boating Safely Courses are currently being held in a virtual format to best comply with Colorado's COVID-19 safety precautions. After successfully registering for a Boating Safely course, an instructor will contact you 2 days in advance by email to provide you with a virtual meeting link. We are continually monitoring the state's current public health guidance, and will re-assess class safety precautions as guidance changes

May 2022

  • May 19 Thu

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    Colorado Boating Safely Course

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    Online Boating Safely Course Online, CO 00000

    • Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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    Online Boating Safely Course Online, CO 00000

    • Monday, May 23, 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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    Online Boating Safely Course Online, CO 00000

    • Monday, May 23, 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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    Online Boating Safely Course Online, CO 00000

    • Monday, June 6, 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Jun 11 Sat

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    Colorado Boating Safely Course

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    Crawford State Park Crawford, CO 81415

    • Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm
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    Colorado Boating Safely Course

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    John Martin Reservoir State Park (Online Only) Hasty, CO 81044

    • Sunday, June 12, 2022 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Jun 13 Mon

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    Colorado Boating Safely Course

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    Lake Pueblo State Park Pueblo, CO 81005

    • Monday, June 13, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Jun 20 Mon

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    Colorado Boating Safely Course

    Registration Open 3 of 15 seats remaining

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    Online Boating Safely Course Online, CO 00000

    • Monday, June 20, 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Jun 23 Thu

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    Colorado Boating Safely Course

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    Online Boating Safely Course Online, CO 00000

    • Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Jun 30 Thu

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    Colorado Boating Safely Course

    Registration Open 15 of 15 seats remaining

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    Online Boating Safely Course Online, CO 00000

    • Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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