Boating safety course to be held at Sidney


A boating safety course will be held at the Western Nebraska Community College campus in Sidney on Thursday, May 12, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

According to Eveland, the Nebraska Boating Safety course is required of all power boat operators born after December 31, 1985, which includes operators of personal watercraft and all other motorboats. The minimum age to operate a motorboat in Nebraska is 14.

The course covers everything from equipment requirements to safe boat operation and accident prevention, and is a great course for both new and experienced boaters.

Boat owners who complete the class may qualify for insurance discounts. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children and boaters of all ages are welcome. Students must be at least 14, or turning 14 this calendar year to be certified.

The homestudy with proctored exam option requires students to study online, then attend a shortened review and test session. That session will be offered May 12th from 6 to 9 p.m. There is a $10 fee for this course.

Preregistration is required, there are minimum student requirements for the class to be held and students must complete the online study portion prior to May 12.

To register for the class, or for additional information, contact Boating Safety Officer Eveland at (308) 289-0017 or For information on additional classes in Nebraska, visit


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