2018 CT Boater Education & Safety Class Schedule

Connecticut boaters are reminded that a Safe-Boating Certificate is required to legally operate any boat with a motor or a sailboat 19 1/2 feet in length or longer in state waters. This applies to residents and non-residents who wish to operate a boat in CT waters. Residents of Connecticut, persons owning real property in Connecticut, or persons with vessels registered in Connecticut must have one of the following:

  • an approved Safe Boating Certificate (SBC)
  • a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO)
  • a valid vessel operator license* issued by the United States Coast Guard
Exceptions:
  • On inland bodies of water with a 10 horsepower limit and between one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset, a certificate is not required to operate a boat with an electric motor (rated at 106 lbs. of thrust or less). However, the vessel must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • * If you have a valid vessel operator license issued by the United States Coast Guard you are not required to have a Safe Boating Certificate to operate a vessel other than a personal watercraft (i.e. trademarked brand names Jet Ski, Wave runner, Sea-Doo). You must have the current license on board the recreational vessel you are operating.

Connecticut Combination Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft, Personal Watercraft, Canoe & Kayak Safety Class Schedules

Combination Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Classes – These classes are at least 8 hours long and range between two and four sessions. They qualify a person for the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation.

Personal Watercraft (jet ski, sea-doo, wave runner) Classes – Personal Watercraft Classes are 2 1/2 hours long. They are intended for individuals who would like to upgrade their Safe Boating Certificate to the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation or to be eligible for a temporary personal watercraft certificate for first-time registered owners of a personal watercraft.

Canoe and Kayak Safety Classes – Canoe and Kayak Safety classes are voluntary.  They are about 2 hours long and are designed for beginning paddlers whether or not they have taken our other courses.

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux) and United States Power Squadrons (USPS) Courses

Approved Safe Boating Course Agents

 Coastal Boater Endorsement Program


Combination Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Class Schedule
Town/City Sponsor Registration Phone
Number
Class Location Days Class Start Date Class
Start
Time
Class
End
Time
Class
Fee
Bridgeport Housatonic CC (203)332-5990 M,W,M 3/26/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Bridgeport East End Yacht Club Email To Enroll Scintorobert@sbcglobal.net SAT,SUN 4/14/2018 9:00 AM 2:00 PM $25.00
Bridgeport Housatonic CC (203)332-5990 M,W,M 4/23/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Clinton CLINTON LIBRARY (860)669-2342 10 Killingworth Tnpk, Clinton, Ct TUES., WED 4/3/2018 5:30 PM 9:30 PM $10.00
Clinton CLINTON LIBRARY (860)669-2342 10 Killingworth Tnpke, Clinton, Ct TUES, WED 5/1/2018 5:30 PM 9:30 PM $10.00
Cromwell Cromwell Park & Rec. Register At Cromwellrec.com./ Cromwell Middle Sch T,TH,T 3/27/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Enfield Asnuntuck CTC (860)253-3104 Call 860-253-3104 To Enroll T,TH,T 4/10/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Enfield Asnuntuck CTC (860)253-3104 Call 860-253-3104 To Enroll T,TH,T 5/8/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Enfield Asnuntuck CTC (860)253-3104 Call 860-253-3104 To Enroll T, TH, T 6/5/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Farmington Tunxis CTC (860)773-1448 Tunxis Community College TUE, THUR, TUE 2/27/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Farmington Tunxis CTC (860)773-1448 Tunxis Community College TUE, THUR, TUE 4/17/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Farmington Tunxis CTC (860)773-1448 Tunxis Community College TUE, THUR, TUE 5/22/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Granby Granby Park & Rec. Enroll For Class At Www.granbyrec.com M,T,W 3/5/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Groton Groton Park & Rec. (860) 536-5680 Groton Senior Center TUE, WED, THUR 4/24/2018 5:30 PM 8:30 PM $25.00
Groton Groton Park & Rec. (860) 536-5680 Groton Senior Center TUE, WED, THUR 5/29/2018 5:30 PM 8:30 PM $25.00
Groton Groton Park & Rec. (860) 536-5680 Groton Senior Center TUE, WED, THUR 6/12/2018 5:30 PM 8:30 PM $25.00
Higganum Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Dept. (860) 345-8334 Haddam Elementary School TUE, THUR, TUE, THUR 3/6/2018 6:30 PM 9:00 PM $15.00
Higganum Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Dept. (860) 345-8334 Haddam Elementary School TUES, THUR, TUES, THUR 5/22/2018 6:30 PM 9:00 PM $15.00
Manchester Manchester CC (860) 512-3232 Mxcc M,W,M,W 3/12/2018 7:00 PM 9:30 PM $25.00
Manchester Manchester CC (860) 512-3232 Mxcc M,W,M,W 4/16/2018 7:00 PM 9:30 PM $25.00
Manchester Manchester CC (860) 512-3232 Mxcc M,W,M,W 5/14/2018 7:00 PM 9:30 PM $25.00
Manchester Manchester CC (860) 512-3232 60mbidwell St, Manchester M,W,M,W 6/4/2018 7:00 PM 9:30 PM $25.00
Manchester Manchester CC (860) 512-3232 60 Bidwell St, Manchester, Ct M,W,M,W 7/9/2018 7:00 PM 9:30 PM $25.00
Manchester Manchester CC (860) 512-3232 60 Bidwell St, Manchester, Ct M,W,M,W 8/6/2018 7:00 PM 9:30 PM $25.00
Middletown Middletown Park & Rec. (860)638-4502 To Register Call: (860)638-4502 TUES, THUR, TUES 3/13/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $20.00
Middletown Middletown Park & Rec. (860)638-4502 To Register Call: (860)638-4502 TUES, THUR, TUES 5/8/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $20.00
New Fairfield Candalewood Lake Authority Sail Harbor Club House FRI 5-9 PM, SAT 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM 9/22/2018 5:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
New Haven Gateway CTC (203)285-2300 Gateway Community College M,W,M 4/9/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
New Haven Gateway CTC (203)285-2300 Gateway Community College T,TH,T 5/8/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
New London New London Adult Ed (860)437-2385 Register At-cherrickm@newlondon.org M,T,W 3/26/2018 6:15 PM 9:15 PM $25.00
New Milford New Milford Park & Rec. (860)355-6050 John Pettibone School T,TH,T,TH 4/17/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Newtown Newtown Park & Rec. (203)426-1787 Newtown High School T,TH,T, TH 4/3/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Niantic East Lyme Park & Rec. To Enroll Go To:eltownhall.com (rec) M,W,M 4/9/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
North Branford North Branford Adult Ed (203)488-5693 North Branford High M,W,M 3/19/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
North Branford North Branford Park & Rec. To Enroll Go To Www.nbrecreation.com, Stw Cc T,TH,T 5/8/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $20.00
Norwalk Norwalk CTC (203)857-7237 Norwalk Community College T, TH,T 4/17/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Norwalk Norwalk CTC (203)857-7237 Norwalk Community College T,TH,T 5/1/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Norwalk Norwalk CTC (203)857-7237 Norwalk Community College T,TH,T 6/5/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Norwalk Norwalk CTC (203)857-7237 Norwalk Community College T,TH,T 7/10/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Norwich Three Rivers CTC (860)215-9028 (860)215-9028 TUES, WED, THUR 3/13/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Norwich Three Rivers CTC (860)215-9028 (860)215-9028 TUES, WED, THUR 4/17/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Norwich Three Rivers CTC (860)215-9028 (860)215-9028 TUES, WED, THUR 5/15/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Norwich Three Rivers CTC (860)215-9028 (860)215-9028 TUES, WED, THUR 6/19/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Norwich Three Rivers CTC (860)215-9028 (860)215-9028 TUE, WED, THUR 7/17/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Old Lyme DEEP Boating Div Email To Jerry.desmond@ct.gov To Enroll M,T 2/26/2018 5:30 PM 9:30 PM $0.00
Old Lyme Torrrington Parks and Rec Register At Www.torringtonct.org/parks-rec T,TH,T 4/10/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Southington Southington Park & Rec. (860) 276-6219 Call 860-276-6289 THUR, TUES, THUR 2/22/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $20.00
Stonington New England Science and Sailing Foundation (860)535-9362 New England Science And Sailing Foundation 2/15/2018 8:00 AM 4:00 PM $25.00
Thompson Thompson Park & Rec. (860) 923-9440 Thompson Library M,W,M 3/5/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $15.00
Thompson Thompson Park & Rec. (860) 923-9440 Thompson Library M,W,M 5/7/2018 6:30 PM 8:30 PM $15.00
Waterbury Naugatuck Valley CC (203)575-8029 Call 203-575-8029 MON, WED, MON, WED 3/12/2018 6:30 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Waterbury Naugatuck Valley CC (203)575-8029 Call 203-575-8029 MON, WED, MON, WED 4/9/2018 6:30 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Waterbury Naugatuck Valley CC (203)575-8029 Call 203-575-8029 MON, WED, MON, WED 5/14/2018 6:30 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Waterbury Naugatuck Valley CC (203)575-8029 Naugatuck Valley Cc M,W,M,W 6/18/2018 6:30 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Waterbury Naugatuck Valley CC (203)575-8029 Naugatuck Valley Cc M,W,M,W 7/16/2018 6:30 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
West Hartford Elmwood Community Center (860)561-8180 To Enroll Call 860-561-8180 MON,TUES, WED 4/23/2018 5:30 PM 8:30 PM $20.00
Winsted Northwestern CTC (860)738-6444 Northwestern Comm College T,TH,T 3/13/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00
Winsted Northwestern CTC (860)738-6444 Northwestern Comm College T,TH,T 6/5/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM $25.00

The DEEP Boating Division urges all paddlers to periodically review paddle safety topics – A free Paddle Sports Safety Course is available online.

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux) and United States Power Squadrons (USPS) Courses:

The DEEP Boating Division strongly recommends the longer USPS or USCGAux courses, particularly for coastal boaters. (Their shorter courses are also accredited by the Connecticut DEEP.)

NOTE:  Not all USPS and CG Auxiliary courses include the Connecticut supplemental information that is required to receive a Connecticut boating certificate.  Please inquire with the Flotilla,Squadron or Boating Division before taking the class.

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux):

United States Power Squadrons (USPS)

Approved Safe Boating Course Agents

Approved Safe Boating Course Agents are organizations that are approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the State of Connecticut to teach boating education that will lead to certification.  View list of Approved Safe Boating Course Agents