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 A DEEP Combination Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Class with Safe Water-Skiing Endorsement is required to operate recreational vessels up to 65 feet including a personal watercraft in Connecticut (age restrictions applied).  Take this 8-hour class just in time for the upcoming summer boating season. 

A Connecticut Conservation ID Number is a unique and permanent number that is assigned to you by the Connecticut Online Sportsmen Licensing System. You MUST provide your Conservation ID to register for this class. You cannot take the exam, purchase your certificate or re-print your certificate without it.  
 
If you have a Connecticut Hunting or Fishing License, your Conservation ID Number will be the same ID number that was assigned with the hunting or fishing license.  
 
If you have never been issued a Conservation ID Number, go to the Online Sportsmen Licensing System at
https://ct.aspirafocus.com/internetsales to create one.  
 
For instructions on how to obtain an ID visit:
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/Boating/Boating_Docs/How-to-Obtain-a-Conservation-ID-Number.pdf   

Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (AKA Boating Certificate) 
Successful completion of the class qualifies a person to purchase their Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO)  for $50 on the Sportsmen Licensing System. The CPWO allows an individual (see age restrictions below) to operate any recreational vessel including a personal watercraft.  
 

Age Restrictions  
-No person under age 16, issued a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) or a certificate approved by the Commissioner, may operate a personal watercraft without the onboard supervision of a person at least age 18 who has a CPWO.  
 
-No person under the age of 16 may operate a vessel that is engaged in tubing or water-skiing. A child under the age of 16 may be permitted to operate a vessel, other than a personal watercraft, without obtaining a SBC or CPWO, if the youth is under the direct supervision of a person at least age 18 who has had a boating certificate for at least two years.  
 
-A child under the age of 12 who has obtained a SBC or CPWO may not operate a vessel with greater than 10 horsepower, unless the youth is accompanied on board by a person at least age 18 who holds a SBC or CPWO. 

 
Upon completing this course and passing the exam, which is given during the last class, you will be able to apply for DEEP’s Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation.  The cost to apply for the certificate is $50 and is NOT included in the class fee.

 

 

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DEEP Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Certificate Course * CANCELED
12y and up N/A MW  04/22/2024 - 04/24/2024
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Town Hall - Senior Center
$20.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
Please bring a pad and pen to class.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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