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Earn your PWC and Boating Certificate with these
United States Power Squadrons classes endorsed by the
State of Michigan, U.S. Coast Guard and the National
Association of State Boating Law Administrators
In Battle Creek
$ 35 / additional family member only $ 5
at Emmett Township Hall - Training Room
621 Cliff St, Battle Creek MI
just north of where Columbia & Michigan merge.

America's Boating Course / ABC (5 weeks)
6:30 -  8:30 pm  Mondays -  
February 13, 20, 27, March 6 and 13,
with Exam on March 13.
Contact: Jim Johnston (269) 375-8441
or Lyn Bleyer (269) 731-5601
Don't forget to refer
neighbors, friends and
marina mates and their
children to these

America's Boating Course - ABC-3
Runs 5 weeks, 2 hours per night

Textbook and Materials Cost: $ 35  
additional family member
sharing materials only $ 5
Some locations add a small administrative fee.

Please pre-register, so we will have a text
for you the first night of class.
To register for ABC
Check available class locations & dates below,
then call Jim Johnston (269) 375-8441
or register online at
Then select courses and America's Boating Course
Boating Certificate Needed
2012 Michigan Law

If born after June
1996 -
Its the law - you absolutely
need a boating class
and must carry class
certificate when you operate
a motor boat.

Born before July 1996
Its recommended you
take a boating class

Jet Ski, Wave Riders & all
Personal Watercraft - PWC
Born after 1978
you need boating class to
operate a PWC.

before 1978 -
Its recommended you
take a boating class.
You also need
boating class if you are a
parent of a teen PWC

Don't need to be certified to
operate a PWC or boat?

Don't need lower boat
insurance or want a class
that takes several weeks?  
Then check out the 2 hour

Click on
Other Courses Offered
to see classes
available after ABC-3
Click your back button
or any button above.
Click here for
a detailed
description of
ABC class
If you prefer to study at your own pace, take either
ABC - 3  online at  or
Michigan DNR course at

then take the proctored exam from us.
Call Jim 375-8441 at least 4 weeks before you want
to take exam so he can register you and order test.
Browse all the way down the page for all classes and locations

Department of Natural  Resources—DNR

Many DNR classes are offered in spring and summer as an 8 hour all day class on Saturday.  

For best retention, try one of these three methods:
1 - Study online, take test locally **   ** Online
2 - Study online, then 1 day review in classroom and take test that day  (6-8 hrs)
3 - Take 5 week classroom version through us in spring at ABC or Boating for Youth class.

DNR Classroom for dates then select education, then marine
School Closing
If school is cancelled due
to weather or other
reasons, then the ABC or
DNR at that school is also
cancelled.  The class will
be made up.  

Weather related school
closings are posted on

In Portage
In the Community Room at
Portage Public Schools Administration Bldg
8111 S. Westnedge, Portage (aka 8107 Mustang Dr)

America's Boating Course / ABC (5 weeks)
7 - 9 pm Mondays  -   April 10, 17, 24, May 1 and 8
with Exam on May 8

Contact:  Instructor
Jim Johnston  375-8441
United States
Power Squadrons