Public Boating Courses

If you are a Washington or Oregon  boater, sailor, kayaker, fisherman, wake boarder, 
hunter or PWC enthusiast, these courses are for you. 

Courses are taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors who are trained in the subject matter.

About Boating Safely courses are taught in Clark County, Vancouver, Washington, on the 4th  Saturday of each month in collaboration with Clark County Marine Patrol.  The About Boating Safely course is State Mandatory Boat Operator NASBLA approved. Washington and Oregon boaters are welcome.

Earn Your Boater Education Card 

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Upcoming Courses:

  Dates  Time  Course Information  Cost 
About Boating Safely 10/27/2018  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  CLICK HERE  $10
About Boating Safely 01/26/2019  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  CLICK HERE  $10
Marine Radio Communication  10/27/2018 8:30 AM - Noon  Covers law, operation, types of radios, who needs a license and protocol.  $10 
How To Read a Nautical Chart 


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM This course provides the navigator with the knowledge to interpret a chart's content. $10 
Boat & Trailer Maintenance  TBD  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Workshop on common preventative maintenance tasks for your boat and trailer.  $20 

For more information or to register call (360) 609-2630 or (360) 574-5044 or email

Classes are held at the Clark County Public Works Conference Center RM B1, 4700 NE 78th St, Vancouver, WA 98665

 Online registration for Boating Classes: CLICK HERE
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