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Division 24 - O8E Region - Northern Alabama

Public Education

Public Education Courses.

Be a safer boater.....learn from the best.

Class Schedule (Face Book)

America's Boating Course  America's Boating Course

(See Course description below) 
Boating Skills and Seamanship Course  Boating Skills & Seamanship Course

(See Course description below) 

Special Group or Organization training may be available.

To find out what courses are currently available, go to our Flotillas page and click on the "Flotilla Boating Courses Available" link for the Flotilla located nearest to you.

Course Descriptions

America's Boating Course - is a eight-hour, eight-chapter course designed to appeal to hunters, anglers, personal watercraft operators and other boaters who cannot find time for a full, comprehensive course. Boating Safely was developed by the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in cooperation with the U. S. Power Squadrons and Mosby Lifeline, and is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). It is also approved by most of the states which require formal instruction in order to operate a boat.

This course also allows the student the opportunity to study the course at their convenience at home. It can be purchased from a local Flotilla to take home and study. When the student is ready for testing they contact their local Flotilla to have the test administered. A CD-ROM is furnished with the text book for study.

Basic Skills & Seamanship Course - The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S) course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. The course consists of 6 required two-hour lessons plus elective modules, providing up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions.

Some of the topics include:

Contact the Public Education Officer for more information.