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Sheriff offers class on Boater's Safety

Every year, the Midland County Sheriff's Office sponsors a Marine Safety Class for anyone over the age of12.  This class is necessary for anyone born after December 31, 1978 who wish to operate a personal watercraft on the waters of the State of Michigan.   Students will meet in front of the Midland Law Enforcement Center at 2727 Rodd Street prior to 8 a.m. 

Those interested may sign up online by filling out the form below or by calling 989 839-4630.  There is no charge for this class, however, students must sign up and review the workbook prior to the date of the class.

Class will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students are urged to pick up workbooks prior to the date of the class.

There will be a break in the class at about noon for participants to take a half hour lunch break. Students are required to bring a sack lunch, one black pen, one pencil and one highlighter for the class.

If you have any questions, please call 839-4630, and we will help you in any manner possible.

The class is limited to the first 60 students.  Please sign up only if you have a strong desire to learn about marine safety.                 

The Boater Safety class has already taken place for 2014.  Please watch our website for further details on when our 2015 class will take place. 

If you would like to obtain a boater safety certificate, but are not able to attend a scheduled boater's safety class, another option would be to take an online boater safety class.

Go to: http://www.boat-ed.com/michigan/ and/or http://www.boaterexam.com/usa/michigan 
and follow the instructions on creating a User ID and Password.

The online class is full of quizzes, tests, animated videos, and colorful pictures to keep the student engaged and interested.