DEEP Safe Boating Classes

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.

Combination Class: Boating, Personal Watercraft, and Waterski Endorsement

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

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
 2024
 Wallingford  Wallingford Parks & Rec
David Doherty Municipal Bldg.
6 Fairfield Blvd.
 April 20 & 21
9am-1pm
Register
Here 
$20 
 Chester Chester Hose Company
6 High Street
April 20 & 27
9am-1pm
Register
Here
Free
Andover   Town of Andover
Town Office Building Community Room17 School Road
April 22 & 24
5:30pm-9:30pm 
Register
Here
Free 
 Cromwell Cromwell Park & Rec  April 22 & 24
5pm-9pm
 Register
Here
 $25
 Stonington Stonington Rec
177 South Broad St.
April 23 & 25
5pm-9pm 
 Register
Here
$25 
 Niantic Niantic Bay Yacht Club
8 Shore Rd
April 24 & 26
5pm-9pm
Register
Here
Free
 East Lyme  East Lyme Parks & Rec
Senior Center
37 Society Road
April 29, May 1,6 & 8 
7pm-9pm
Register
Here 
 $25
 Northford Northford Parks & Rec
STW Community Center
1332 Middletown Ave
 April 30 &
May 9
9am-1pm
 Register
Here
Res. $20
Non-Res. $25 
 Mystic Mystic Rod & Gun Club
44 Gun Club Rd
Stonington
May 1 & 3
6pm-9pm
Register
Here
 
Free 
 Guilford Guilford Fire Dept.
390 Church St. 
 May 4
8am-4pm
 Closed  Free
Griswold  Griswold Fish & Game
330 Bethel Rd.
May 5
8:30am-5pm 
Register
Here
 
$25 
 Granby Granby Recreation
Park House-Salmon Brook Park
215 Salmon Brook Street
May 7 & 9
5pm-9pm 
 Register
Here
 $10
Haddam-Killngworth   Haddam-Killingworth Park & Rec
H-K High School
95 Little City Rd.
May 7, 9 & 14
6pm-9pm
Register
Here 
 Res:$15
Non-Res: $20
 West Hartford
American School for the Deaf 
139 North Main St
 May 13, 14,15 & 16
6pm-8pm
 Register
Here
 Free
 Colchester  Colchester Park and Rec
127 Norwich Ave.
 May 14 & 16
5pm-9pm
 Register
Here
 $25
 Brookfield Brookfield Park & Rec
100 Pocono Rd 
May 18
9am-5pm
 Register
Here
$20 
 Stamford Stamford Fire Dept.
148 Magee Ave.
May 18
9am-5pm
Register
Here
$25
   DEEP
Virtual Class in Spanish
May 20 & 22
5pm-9pm
If needed
May 23
5pm-7pm 
Register
Here 
 Free
 Portland  Portland Parks & Rec
Portland Public Library
20 Freestone Ave.
 May 21 & 22
5pm-9pm
 Register
Here
$25 
  DEEP
Virtual Class 
 May 22 & 23
9:30am-1:30pm
 Register
Here
Free 
 Manchester Manchester Community College  June 25 & 27
9am-1pm
 Register
Here
$25 
 Salem Gardner Lake Vol. Fire Co., Inc.
429 Old Colchester Rd 
June 25 &27
5pm-9pm 
Register
Here
$20 
 Salem Gardner Lake Vol. Fire Co., Inc.
429 Old Colchester Rd.
July 9 & 11
6pm-9pm
Register
Here
$20 

 

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:
America's Boating Club
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.currentboating.com
Clases disponibles en Espanol
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:203-659-0414
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. 
 
  

DEEP will continue to offer the Equivalency Exam on-line and in-person on select dates. 

Host a Safe Boating Class

If you would like to host a Safe Boating Class, taught by a volunteer instructor, please fill out this form.