Boater Education Classroom Course - 09/01/2018 - (308872)
1000 Basspro Dr.
Pearland, TX 77584
The class is in the Bass Pro Restaurant (attached to Bass Pro Store and also called Islamorada Fish Company), The location is on the southwest corner of Hwy 288 and the Beltway.Get directions
Instructor: Frederick Steves
About the CourseAnyone born on or after September 1, 1993 who wishes to operate certain vessels on the public waterways of Texas. See Water Safety Act for details. Boating courses are taught by US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron and trained volunteer instructors, as well as teachers, and game wardens. With more and more people enjoying the lakes and rivers every year, it's important, for everyone, that boaters educate themselves on boating skills and seamanship. All classes are a minimum of six hours. More questions? Check our FAQ page.
Time: 800 AM to 500 PM
Cost: Course fee: $35 per person (includes lunch and $10 state certification fee).
Registration: Register on this website
Age: Minimum age is 13 to receive state certification.
State Certification: Successful completion of the course fulfills the Texas boater education requirements and entitles you to state certification from Texas Parks & Wildlife. State Certification is mandatory in Texas for boaters born on or after September 1, 1993 (currently age 24 and under) operating power vessels more than 15 horsepower or windblown vessels over 14 ft.
Boating topics covered in the state certification courses include boating terms, state & federal requirements, trailering, navigation rules, aids to navigation, boat handling, emergencies and more.