Boater Education Instructor Course - 08/20/2020 - (824609)

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Aug 20
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Boater Education Course
Headquarters
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin, TX 78744
***This is a Private Virtual Class***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 a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Boater Education Instructor  The TPWD 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       1. Complete the Boater Education Student Course even if you are exempt, if you have not already done so.                    Course completion takes approximately 3 hours. If you have completed another state/province course, scan a              copy of your card and include with the required documents to be emailed.
  1. Download the Boater Education Instructor Application Packet or access the Boater Education instructor resource page at the following link to download and print all required documents for submission.
  2. Contact your local game warden to set up an interview at https://tpwd.texas. gov/warden/connect/offices.        The Game warden interview questionnaire is in your packet. After the interview, the game warden will submit    your paperwork to TPWD. If possible, retain a copy.
  3. Take the Pre-test and submit with your required documents.
  4. Review required Instructor Training Guide (Teacher’s Guide).
  5. Complete the Boater Education Instructor Training Workshop Register now . If you need assistance, please contact us at 1-800-792-1112 to speak to a Boater Education Training Specialist and arrange an instructor course.
  6. Submit your student course completion card, application, game warden interview, disclosure, new instructor report and pre-test to instructor@tpwd.texas.gov upon completion. After processing your application, interview, and course results, TPWD will mail you a Congratulatory Packet with your instructor card and instructor's patch. Workshop results are generally provided within two weeks.
Please note: The America’s Boating Club (formerly U.S. Power Squadron), U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, certified teachers and certified law enforcement officers are allowed special provisions.