Connecticut recognizes that certain virtual boating courses meet the requirements to be considered a classroom course. DEEP and our partners will be utilizing both traditional in-person and virtual courses to teach the Connecticut safe boating course. Connecticut approved courses can be found on the website below.  All classes will remain 8 hours in length. DEEP will continue to offer the Equivalency Exam on-line and in-person on select dates. 

Information for Connecticut approved classes can be found below:


Successful completion of the class qualifies a person to purchase for $50 their Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) on the Online Sportsmen Licensing System.  The CPWO allows an individual to operate any recreational vessel up to 65ft. including a personal watercraft. Please check age restrictions for operating vessels with engines greater than 10 horsepower and personal watercraft.

In-Person Combination Safe Boating/ PWC Classes

These classes are at least 8 hours long and range between two and four sessions. 

All students must bring their Conservation Identification number to the class. Student who have a fishing or hunting license will find the Conservation  Identification number on their license. Students who do not have a fishing or hunting license can create a free Conservation ID number at https://ct.aspirafocus.com/internetsales

 Town  Sponsor/Location Dates/Time Register Class
Fee
 Ledyard  Ledyard Park & Rec
Ledyard Middle School
1860 CT-12
Oct 11, 13, 18, 20
6-9pm 
ledyardct.myrec.com $25 
Old Lyme   CT DEEP
DEEP Marine HQ
333 Ferry Road
Oct 17, 19
5-9pm 
Register Here   Free
 North Branford  Stanley T Williams Community Center
1332 Middletown Ave, Northford, CT
 Oct 17, 19, 20  
6-9 pm 
 nbrecreation.com

Residents: $20
Non-Resident
$25

 Old Lyme  CT DEEP
DEEP Marine HQ
333 Ferry Road
Dec 12,14
5-9pm 
 Register Here  Free

DEEP On-Line/Virtual Combination Safe Boating / PWC Classes

The on-line classes are 8 hours long and will be held on an interactive videoconferencing platform which provides the opportunity for dialogue between the instructors and students. As part of this instruction, a proctored exam will be administered and graded at the end of the class. Each student must have their own device (i.e. laptop, tablet or smartphone) with audio and video capabilities.

Dates Time Class
Status
To Register: Class
Fee
 Nov 14, 16, & 21 5pm -8pm Open FULL Free
 
No other On-Line/Virtual DEEP Classes Scheduled.

 

In Person Personal Watercraft Classes

Personal Watercraft Classes are 2 1/2 hours long. They are intended for individuals who would like to upgrade their Safe Boating Certificate to the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation or to be eligible for a temporary personal watercraft certificate for first-time registered owners of a personal watercraft.
 

Town Sponsor/Location Dates/Time
Class Status Register: Class Fee

No other DEEP Classes Scheduled. Other Class Options.



Safe Boating Course Agents (Private Providers)

Approved Safe Boating Course Agents are organizations that are approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the State of Connecticut to teach boating education that will lead to certification. 

America’s Boating Club / (US Power Squadrons)
America’s Boating Club offers in-person boating courses from 18 squadrons located throughout the state of Connecticut. Be aware that CT does not accept diplomas from outside of CT or the national online course.
Find a course near you by clicking the link:
www.americasboatingclub.org/find-your-local-club?view=map
Boat Safe Connecticut, LLC
Contact: Mark Vining
Phone:860-930-3183
Email:info@BoatSafeConnecticut.com
www.boatsafeconnecticut.com
Connecticut Boating Certificate, LLC
Contact: Glenn Dean
Phone:800-832-7191
Email:info@connecticutboatingcertificates.com
www.connecticutboatingcertificates.com
Current Boating Education, LLC
Contact: Patrick Kilby
Phone:860-966-3873
Email:patrick@currentboating.com
www.currentboatingeducation.com
Green Marine Education
Contact: Yale Greenman
Phone:203-967-9951
Email:info@greenmarineeducation.com
www.GreenMarineEducation.com
Landfall Navigation Limited
Contact: James Frayer
Phone:203-487-0775
Email:jpfrayer@sbcglobal.net
www.landfallnavigation.com
Northeast Marine Education
Contact: Jeffrey Hotsky
Phone:860-446-6631
Email:jhotsky@gmail.com
Safe Boating America, Inc.
Contact: Richard Werner
Phone:516-216-4410
Email:richard@safeboatingamerica.com
www.safeboatingamerica.com
Sea Safe Boating
Contact: Karl Koch
Phone:203-943-5462
Email:KKOCH99462@AOL.COM
Sound Environment Associates, LLC
Contact: Greg Trotta
Phone:203-445-9254
Email:greg@seadolphin.com
www.seadolphin.com
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary*
USCG Auxiliary teaches offers in-person boating courses throughout state. Be aware that only courses taught in Connecticut are accepted for Connecticut boating certificates. Check availability for the “Boat America" formerly known as "About Boating Safely” classes by clicking the link:www.cgaux.org/boatinged/
US Sailing
Contact: Peri Burns
Phone:401-342-7963
Email:periburns@ussailing.org
*Not all USPS and CG Auxiliary courses include the Connecticut supplemental information that is required to receive a Connecticut boating certificate.  Please inquire with the Flotilla, Squadron or Boating Division before taking the class.