Boater Education Instructor Course - 08/07/2020 - (824174)

Class #824174

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Aug 7
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Boater Education Course Virtual
Headquarters
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin, TX 78744
***This is a Virtual class for VATAT***Get directions
Instructor: Mary Carrier
E-mail: marycarrier3702@gmail.com

Become an Instructor

The Boater Education Program's goals are to reduce boating and water related accidents and violations; promote safe, responsible and knowledgeable boating; and enhance boating traditions, ethics, and values. We now have more than 1,000 active instructors statewide, who include game wardens, volunteers, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Power Squadron, and professional educators. These volunteer instructors certify an average of 10,000 students per year.

Steps to Instructor Certification

  1. Complete the Boater Education Student Course if you have not already done so.
  2. Request an instructor application.
  3. Take your completed instructor application to a TPWD Game Warden, who will interview you and submit your paperwork to TPWD. If you need a list of game wardens in your area you may contact your nearest TPWD law enforcement office.
  4. Complete the Boater Education Instructor Training. If no classes are currently available, please contact us at 1-800-792-1112 to speak to a Boater Education Training Specialist and arrange an instructor course in your area.
  5. Special provisions have now been incorporated for U.S. Power Squadron, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, certified school teachers, and certified law enforcement officers.
  6. After processing your application, interview, and course results, TPWD will mail you a Congratulatory Packet with your instructor card and instructor's patch.
Become an Instructor-Before Class The Boater Education Program's goals are to reduce boating and water related accidents and violations; promote safe, responsible and knowledgeable boating; and enhance boating traditions, ethics, and values. We now have more than 1,000 active instructors statewide, who include game wardens, volunteers, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Power Squadron, and professional educators. These volunteer instructors certify an average of 18,000 students per year. Steps to Instructor Certification Before Class
  1. Complete the Boater Education Student Course Student Course, even if you're exempt, if you have not already done so, complete the course, takes about 3 hours. If you have already done so, and have completed another state/province, scan a copy of your card to include other documents (5) to be emailed to: instructor@tpwd.texas.gov
  2. Download Instructor Application Packet (4 pages) documents:
  3. Complete Instructor Packet (4 Documents)
  4. Forward all (5) documents to instructor@tpwd.texas.gov
  5. Take your completed Game Warden document to a TPWD Game Warden, who will interview you and submit your paperwork to TPWD. If possible, retain a copy. You can contact game wardens in your area at https://tpwd.texas.gov/warden/connect/offices
  6. Complete the Pre-Test (1) Document, imbedded in documents
  7. Review required Instructor Training Guide (Teacher’s Guide)
  8. Complete this workshop, the Boater Education Instructor Training Workshop. If you need assistance, please contact us at 1-800-792-1112 to speak to a Boater Education Training Specialist to arrange an instructor course for later.
  9. Special provisions have now been incorporated for America’s Boating Club (formerly U.S. Power Squadron), U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, certified teachers and certified law enforcement officers.
  10. After processing your application, interview and pre-test. Forward to instructor@tpwd.texas.gov TPWD will mail you a Congratulatory Packet with your instructor card and instructor's patch.
  11. Register now
  Registrants will use the Private Link provided and an invitation to the training's platform after their registration and completed documents are confirmed.   After class:
  • Ensure all (6) documents to include Student Certification card have been completed, scanned and/or emailed to: instructor@tpwd.texas.gov.
  • Complete the Post-test you will receive after class is completed and return to instructor@tpwd.texas.gov After processing your application, interview, and course results, TPWD will mail you a "Congratulatory Letter/Packet".
  • You should have workshop results within two weeks