Boating Safety Program


The Boating Safety Program offers free classes that cover topics such as life jackets, navigation rules, and preserving a safe marine environment.

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Do you need West Virginia Boating education?

You need education if you were born on or after Dec. 31, 1986, and will be operating a motorboat or PWC in West Virginia.

Age and Operator Restrictions

Those 12 to 14 years of age may operate a motorboat or PWC only if:

  • They have completed a boating safety education course and...
  • If they are accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older on board the vessel or the vessel’s motor is 10 hp or less.

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May 2022

  • May 14 Sat

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    Boating Safety Education Class

    Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Cheat Lake Volunteer Fire Department Morgantown, WV 26508

    • Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm