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US Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Educations

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. Our courses are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.
The links below provide short descriptions of each course.

The WA Boater education card is needed for
everyone born after 1January 1955
 

Born before 1 Jan 1955 Boater Education Card not required
Per RCW 79A,60.640

Tri-Cities

2016 Boating Class Schedule

Class Schedule - Updated as classes are added

About Boating Safely (ABS)

Meets WA and OR boater education requirements


Suddenly In Command (SIC)

A class for the First-Mate and passengers
What you need to know if you are SUDDENLY IN COMMAND of the boat


Boating Skills & Seamanship (BS&S)

Meets WA and OR boater education requirements.

Registration Instructions

You must preregister. Please call Don Kidder USCG Auxiliary at 509-531-3525
to register or for more information.
Class cost will depend on the class material and location (we attempt keep cost low).
The costs are payable at the first class in cash or by check to the
“US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 85”

For classes available outside  the  Tri-Cities please click Here

USCGAUX Boating Safety Education

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. Our courses are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.
 
The links below provide short descriptions of each course.
 


Abbreviation    
Course
Length               
Audience
ABS
8 hours
All boaters
SS&S
8 -13 lessons
Sailors
WN
8 -13 lessons   
All Boaters
BS&S
8 -13 lessons     
Power Boaters
GPSFM
3 hours
All boaters
HRNC
3 hours
All Boaters
SIC
4 hours
All Boaters
PSA
4 hours
All boaters
PWC
1 hour
All boaters
WP
1 to 3 hours
10-12 year olds
B&F
1 hour
4-9 year olds