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Boater Safety
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About Boater Safety

Learn boater education in a classroom setting from a game warden, AND receive boating safety certification issued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. All persons born on or after January 1, 1998 that operate any motorized vessel on the waters of the state must have completed an approved boat education course prior to such operation. This course will certify students to operate vessels on state waters as well as teach students important lessons in water safety, navigation and safe operation, required equipment, emergency procedures, and other responsibilities of a boat operator.

The class will be offered on a Saturday. Students must attend entire session to be eligible for certification. Students will need a GA DNR Customer ID Number to complete the course. Visit, or call 1-800-366-2661 to locate your existing Customer ID Number or create a new one. Then register for the course on this site prior to the date of the course. Once students have passed the course, they can print a certificate from this website. For students younger than 16 years old and/or without a driver's license, parents can create an account using the student's Social Security number. The account can be updated when the student obtains a driver's license. Registrants can learn more about the course at