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Louisiana Boating Education Course scheduled for February 2017

Date: January 9, 2017

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, will conduct a Louisiana Boating Education Course on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.  The course will be conducted at the St. James Parish Sheriffs’ Office Range & Training Facility.

Pre-registration for this course is required. 

All persons born after January 1, 1984, must complete a boating education course and carry proof of completion to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower. The person may operate the boat if accompanied by someone over 18 years of age who if required has completed the course.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries offers a free boating class that lasts between 6 and 8 hours that is usually completed in a day. The course includes information on choosing a boat, classification, hulls, motors, legal requirements and equipment requirements, many navigation rules, navigation charts, trailering, sailboats, and related subjects that include canoeing, personal watercraft and more. Completion of the course will result in the student being issued a vessel operators certification card. Boating Classes with LDWF are offered year-round but are most popular in the spring and summer. These classes are offered free of charge to the public.

These courses are free of charge and are open to ages 10 year and up.

No St. James Parish Resident will be turned away! 

You may register for the Louisiana Boating Education Course through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Registration website located here.

If you have any addition questions, please contact the St. James Parish Sheriffs’ Office Range & Training Facility at 225-562-2572, or email the range at range@stjamesla.com

 

NOTE: ONCE THE REGISTRATION LINK PROVIDED BY THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WIFDLIFE & FISHERIES REACHES THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF INDIVIDUALS ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, ANY RESIDENT OF ST. JAMES PARISH WISHING TO REGISTER CAN STILL DO SO BY EMAILING: TRAVIS.LAWLESS@STJAMESLA.COM