Boater & Jet Ski Safety Classes

posted Apr 8, 2016, 7:30 AM by Larry Ossenkop   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 7:44 AM ]
Boater Safety Training Classes will again be sponsored by the 
Johnson Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Two upcoming classes are scheduled:

May 28th, 10 am to 4 pm, at Lexington Public Library
May 29th, 10 am to 4 pm, at Johnson Lake EMS Bldg, Drive 8A

Call 308-627-3895 to register; $10 fee payable at the door; bring a sack lunch and a pen or pencil.  Must be at least 14 years of age before August 1st.

Boating Safety Courses teach students how to safely operate a motorized boat while following all rules and regulations. Topics covered include navigation and safe operation, Nebraska laws, and emergency preparedness. Anyone born after December 31, 1985 is required to successfully complete a Boating Safety Course and possess a course certificate while operating a boat or personal watercraft (Jet-ski).   Classes are offered throughout the state of Nebraska in two different formats:
  • Option A is a 6-hour in-person classroom session taught by certified volunteers and agency staff. Students will take a proctored exam and the end of the class.
  • Option B is a self-taught home study course. Students can download and review the course study materials or complete an online study guide. After studying students will need to register for an Option B test-out session to take a proctored exam.

All students, regardless of which course option they choose, are required to pass the boating safety exam with a 75% or higher. 

A certificate of completion will be issued to those who pass the exam.