Safety Certification Courses


Safety First Boating School offers a wide range of class times, schedules, and locations for your convenience. All course materials are provided.

* Two day classes

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39th St Tennis Building, Avalon (Wednesday-Thursday)
250 39th St
Avalon, NJ 08202
Washington Twp Ambulance Hall (Tues/Thurs)
4 Willow St
Turnersville, NEW JERSEY 02012
Hampton Inn, Absecon (Saturday)
338 East White Horse Pike
Absecon, NJ 08205
  • NJ Boating Safety Class - Hampton Inn, Absecon - July 27th, 2024
    8:30am - 5:00pm
Courtyard Marriott, Mt Laurel (Sunday)
1000 Century Parkway
Mount Laurel,
  • NJ Boating Safety Class - Courtyard Marriott - Mt Laurel, July 28th, 2024
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • NJ Boating Safety Class - Courtyard Marriott - Mt Laurel, August 18th, 2024
    8:30am - 5:00pm
Causeway Marine, Manahawkin (Sunday)
960 E Bay Ave
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
  • NJ Boating Safety Class - Causeway Marine - Manahawkin, Sept 8th, 2024
    8:30am - 5:00pm
Oaklyn Fire Hall (Saturday)
30 W Clinton Ave
Oaklyn, NJ 08107
  • NJ Boating Safety Class - Oaklyn Fire Hall - Sept 07, 2024
    8:30am - 5:00pm

New Jersey Boating Basics

Earn Your Mandatory New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate

There are two minimum age requirements for operating a powered vessel in New Jersey:

• You must be at least 13 years of age to operate:

– Vessels powered by electric trolling motors
– Vessels 12 feet or longer with less than 10 total horsepower

• You must be at least 16 years of age to operate all other power vessels, including personal watercraft (this includes out-of-state residents)

Our NJ Boating Basics curriculum meets the State of New Jersey Division of State Police Marine Law Enforcement requirements for powerboat safety education. An experienced, USCG-licensed captain will lead you through the course to help you gain skills and information essential to general boating safety and the safe operation of powerboats and personal watercraft.

Two Class Formats

The New Jersey Safe Boating course is eight hours long.

• Two 3 1/2-hour, instructor-led sessions (requires one hour of home study)
• One 8-hour instructor-led session (no home study)

Upon successful completion of the 8-hour course, which includes a 60-question exam, you’ll receive your New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate. This certificate must be carried when operating any powerboat or PWC in New Jersey.

Course fee: $90 (Both one day or two evening course)