Free Boater Safety Certificate Course

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Free Boater Safety Certificate Course

If you were born after 1983 Missouri law says you must take a boater safety certification course in order to legally pilot a boat.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol is offering the free boater safety course.  The list of where the course will be held locally is listed below. 

May 10, 2014 


Osage Beach Police Department 

1000 City Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065

(573) 751- 5071


9am – 4pm

Versailles Middle School Cafeteria

913 West Newton St., Versailles, MO 65084

(573) 751-5071

There is no fee for this course; however, students are required to pre-register online as seating will be limited.  

For more information, to register for the course, or to obtain a complete listing of where the class is being offered, visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Web site training page, Boater Safety Courses.

On the day of the class, the Highway Patrol Safety Course page will post if the course is being canceled due to an insufficient number of participants.

Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boater safety certification card along with a picture I.D. anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. Any student who successfully passes the course will be eligible to order the boater safety certification card for $15.