LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is offering a boater safety course to the public to help keep the coming boating season safer.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the Sheriff’s Office Navigation Unit will be hosting the course on April 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Livonia Fire Hall, 4213 South Livonia Road in Livonia.
New York State law requires an approved course for those born on or after May 1, 1996 to operate a mechanically propelled boat. For those born before that date, no course is required but is still recommended. Everyone, regardless of age, must take this course to operate a personal watercraft (jet-ski).
Attendees must be at least 10 years of age although the operator of a personal watercraft must be at least 14 years of age.
There is a $10 fee for participants 18 years of age and older, payable to New York State for the safety certificate.
You can register by calling the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at (585) 243-7100 and asking for the records division to enroll in the boater safety course. Class size is limited.
You can also find course offerings online here.