Safety First Boating School Courses

Safe Boating Is No Accident

All Safety First Boating School courses are specifically designed to help you develop the critical skills, knowledge, and techniques essential to the safe operation of a powerboat or personal watercraft. Our instructors are US Coast Guard-licensed professionals with years of real-world, on-the-water boating experience. Not only do they know the material – they live it. As a result, they can provide insights and understanding that make the NJ boat licensing and learning experience more relevant, more engaging, and more enjoyable.

Flexible Boating Class Schedules, Convenient Locations

Safety First Boating School provides all course materials, as well as small class sizes, personalized instruction, and flexible class schedules, including day and evening courses at convenient locations across South Jersey.


• Tackle Direct Store
• Hampton Inn, Pennsville
• Hotel ML, Mt. Laurel
• Ramada Inn, Vineland
• Brunswick Zone, Washington Township

Class Options:

• Group*, on-site 8 hour classes
• Group*, two 3 1/2 hour classes (with 1-hour home study)
• Private*, on-site classes at your location are great for boat clubs or marinas

*Price for groups: $65 per person

*Private Classes for a group of 10 or more.

Know What To Do in Any Boating Situation

We’ll teach you the powerboat “rules of the road,” basic safety procedures, and how to handle any situation with confidence.

• Navigation Rules
• Boat Registration
• Coast Guard Required Equipment
• Sound Signals
• Personal Flotation Devices
• Fire extinguishers/Fueling
• Marine Sanitation Devices (MSDs)
• Visual Distress Signals
• Minimum Required Equipment by Law
• Operator’s responsibilities
• Sound signals
• Lights
• Boating Accidents/Duties In Case of an Accident
• Reckless or Careless Operation
• Waterskiing
• Personal Watercraft
• Float Plans
• State Navigation Aids/ICW
• VHF Radio usage
• Powerboat Handling/Docking
• Trailering
• Homeland Security Issues