Recreational boaters using Connecticut’s waterways are required to have either a Safe Boating Certificate (SBC) or a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) to operate a boat in Connecticut. A Safe Boating Certificate permits an individual to operate any recreational vessel, except for a personal watercraft, on Connecticut’s waters. A Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation allows an individual to operate any recreational vessel, including a personal watercraft, such as a “Jet Ski”. When operating a vessel, you must have your certificate on board at all times.
The Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a combination class in May for participants to receive both their SBC and CPWO with successful completion.
When: March 12, 14, 19, 21 (participants must attend all days)
Time: Classes are from 7-9pm
Where: East Lyme Senior Center
What to know:
Successful completion of the class qualifies a person to purchase for $50 their Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) on the Online Sportsmen Licensing System. The CPWO allows an individual to operate any recreational vessel up to 65ft. including a personal watercraft. Please check age restrictions for operating vessels with engines greater than 10 horsepower and personal watercraft.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this course.