Harris County Boating Education Course at Lake Harding GA
Powerboats, sailboats, and personal watercraft (PWC) offer many opportunities for their operators to enjoy the waters. Along with the enjoyment comes responsibilities—both to the passengers and to others who share the public waterways. Lake Harding offers fun for all ages with boating, fishing, kayaking, jet skiing and much more!
Who must take the course: Any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boating education course approved by the DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel, including a personal watercraft (PWC), on Georgia state waters.
A person is exempt from the mandatory education requirement if he or she:
- Is licensed by the USCG as a master of a vessel or…
- Operates on a private lake or pond or…
- Is a non-resident who has proof that he or she has completed a NASBLA–approved boating education course or equivalency examination in another state.
In Person Boating Education Course
When: Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm
Where: 219 On The Lake, 45 Bonnie Dr, Fortson Ga 31808
For more information and to register click here
To take the course online see below
Boating Education and Laws
Any motorized boat operator over 12 years old is required by Alabama law to pass a boater safety course and to carry a boater education card.
Note for Parents: PWC operators in Alabama must be at least twelve (12) years old, but cannot operate without adult supervision until at least fourteen (14) years of age.
Any person born on or after January 1, 1998, operating a motorized vessel is required by law to pass a boater safety course and to carry a boater education card.
Note for Parents: Persons 12 to 15 years of age may legally operate a PWC or vessel less than 16 feet in length if they have passed a boating education course approved by the DNR or are accompanied by a competent adult.