This course will take place at:
West Marine - Buffalo
2192 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register online and bring your paid receipt to class.
This course meets the NYS and USCG requirements for PWC Operation (i.e. Jet-ski, Waverunner), along with Youth and Adult Boating Certification (if applicable). Upon successful completion, you will have met the requirements and can operate a PWC (i.e. Jet-ski) or as a youth boater operate a vessel independently. You will receive a certificate (often incorrectly referred to as a NYS Boating License or jetski license) upon successful completion of this course- certificate received same day as class.
The course is designed as a comprehensive boating course, teaching the fundamentals of safe boating operation. Taught by State Certified Instructors with materials approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. NYS requires classroom instruction, and this class includes the following topics:
Accidents & Emergencies
Boating Related Activities
Boats & Motors
Fueling & Ventilation
Numbering & Registration
Rules of the Road
Safe Loading & Powering
Upon successful completion of the course a temporary certification, valid for 90 days, will be issued- adults 18 yrs of age or older will be required to mail a $10 fee to the State of New York so that their permanent Certification card can be issued within this 90 day period. For children between 10-17 yrs of age, the $10 NYS fee is waived.
Book is given when you arrive at the class