NJ Boaters Certificate Course

New Jersey Boating Basics

Earn Your Mandatory New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate

New Jersey State law requires anyone age 16 or older to carry a New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate in order to operate a Powerboat or Personal Watercraft (PWC) in New Jersey. This includes all types of gas and electric powered vessels, such as jet skis.

Our NJ Boating Basics curriculum meets the State of New Jersey Division of State Police Marine Law Enforcement requirements for powerboat safety education. An experienced, USCG-licensed captain will lead you through the course to help you gain skills and information essential to general boating safety and the safe operation of powerboats and personal watercraft.

Two Class Formats

The New Jersey Safe Boating course is eight hours long.
• Two 3 1/2 hour, instructor-led sessions (requires one hour of home study)
• One 8-hour instructor-led session (no home study)

Upon successful completion of the 8-hour course, which includes a 60-question exam, you’ll receive your New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate. This certificate must be carried when operating any powerboat or PWC in New Jersey.

Course fee: $65
2018 SCHEDULE: NJ BOATING BASICS
Safety First Boating School offers a wide range of class times, schedules, and locations for your convenience. All course materials are provided.

Clarion Hotel
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Saturday)
March 16
April 20 May 18
June 15 July 13 Aug 10

Ramada Inn
Vineland, NJ
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Monday & Wednesday)
March 11 & 13 April 15 & 17 May 13 & 15
June 10 & 12 July 8 & 10 Aug 5 & 7

Hampton Inn
Pennsville, NJ
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Monday & Wednesday)
March 18 & 20 April 22 & 24 May 20 & 22
June 24 & 26 July 22 & 24 Aug 19 & 21

Hotel ML
Mt. Laurel, NJ
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Sunday)
March 10 April 7 April 28 May 19
June 2 June 30 July 21 Aug 11

Brunswick Zone Bowling Alley
Washington Township, NJ
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Tuesday & Thursday)
March 12 & 14 April 2 & 4 April 23 & 25 May 14 & 16
May 28 & 30 June 11 & 13 June 25 & 27 July 9 & 11
July 23 & 25 Aug 6 & 8 Aug 20 & 22 Sept 10 & 12
Oct 1 & 3 Nov 12 & 14