Education News
Earn your PWC and Boating Certificate with these classes
In Battle Creek  - $35
additional family member only $5
at Lakeview Middle School  - Room B-14
300 S. 28th St at Columbia (just east of Meijers)

America's Boating Course / ABC (formerly Boat Smart)
Thursdays  -  Apr 11 through May 16
7 -  9 pm
No class May 2

Contact: Nils or Karen Strand   (269) 964-6690  

You only need to take one five-week session of
ABC listed in green Battle Creek or blue Kalamazoo box.
Don't forget to refer
neighbors, friends and
marina mates and their
children to these
In Kalamazoo
at Milwood Magnet School, 2916 Konkel
just off Cork St, east of Portage Rd.

Five weeks - Mondays  6 - 8 pm  
February 18 through March 18 (5 weeks)

America's Boating Course - ABC-3 $35  Rm 601
additional family member only $5
To register for
ABC in Kalamazoo call instructor
Wally Corder (269) 365-3398

Boating Safety for Youth - $5 DNR
(age 12-18, adults welcome - Room 906)
Next class February and March
To register for this class call
Kal. Continuing Educ. at
(269) 337- 0446
Five weeks - Mondays  6 - 8 pm  
Feb 27 through March 26 (5 weeks)
Harold & Gail Hladky (269) 274-1995

Boating Certificate needed

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 1979
you need boating class to
operate a PWC.

Born before 1978 - you do
not need boating class
unless you are a parent of
a teen PWC operator
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


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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 Wally, Nils or Harold  at least 4 weeks before you want
to take exam so instructor can order test.
Browse all the way down the page for all class locations
Most DNR
Summer classes
are all day Saturday

Department of Natural  
Three ways to go

1 - Study online, take test
locally **
2 - Study online, then 1 day
review in classroom (6-7 hrs)
** Online
3 - Take 5 week classroom
version **
** all classes ABC or DNR
lead to test & boating
certificate for those who pass

DNR Classroom for dates then
select education, then marine

Class all day Sat. at
Sheriff's Office, 1500 Lamont
Pre-Register James Delabarre
at  269-385-6155