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Captain Dwayne F. Isringhausen, commanding officer of Troop G, Willow Springs, announces boating safety certification courses will be offered to the public at the following locations:
Saturday, March 2 – National Park Service, 404 Watercress Drive, Van Buren, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 – First Baptist Church, 300 S. Second Street, Ellington, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students must be present to satisfy requirements for the boating safety card. There is no fee for this course and you do not need to pre-register; however, students may pre-register online and obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered by visiting the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov. Select “Boat Safety Education & Certification” found under the “Training” heading.
Missouri law requires any person born after Jan. 1, 1984 to carry a boating safety certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. Any student who successfully passes this course will be eligible to order the boating safety certification card, which costs $15.