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U.S. Coast Guard Approved Certification

Boating Education Certification Courses

Boating America Certificate SampleNorth Carolina law requires any person born on or after January 1, 1988, who will be operating a vessel over 10 hp to pass a boater safety course and to carry a boater education certification card.

Where instruction was known, 77% of deaths occurred on boats where the operator did not receive boating safety instruction. Only 12% percent of deaths occurred on vessels where the operator was known to have received a nationally-approved boating safety education certificate, in 2022. 

Boat America Course, NASBLA and Coast Guard Approved Boating Education Certification Course

Next scheduled classes will be on two Saturdays,  March 2, 2024 and April 20, 2024
, from 8:30am-3:30pm.  Please bring your own lunch.  Beverage vendor machine available on-site.  Reserve your seat today by paying for the class.

To make a confirmed reservation, please pay in advance with a check made to the order of, USCG Aux 054-20-02 and mail to:
Phil Amanna
1532 Heritage Club Avenue
Wake Forest, NC  27587 

PayPal is also accepted.  Please send to  Include your name, which class date you prefer and how many will be attending.
Or, you may pay upon arrival to class with a check or cash.  

These one day classes will take place at Carteret Community College, in the MARTEC Building, Room 120, Morehead City NC 28557 from 8:30am-3:30pm.

Cost:  $40 per person.  $65 per 2-family members who will share a textbook.  No fee for USCG or USCG Auxiliary 20-02 members and their immediate families.

Boating America Wallet Card Sample

Questions:  Please email Sue Hamann, Flotilla Commander or call her directly at 240-205-3046.

NOTE:  Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts to boaters who successfully complete this course!