Students are required to pre-register online

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces a boater safety certification course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, March 18, at the MW Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center - Mark Twain Lake, 21629 Highway J, Perry.  There is no fee for this course; however, students are required to pre-register online as seating will be limited.  Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or sack lunch to the training.  For more information, to register for the course, or to obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered, you may visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov.  A Boat Safety Education & Certification link can be found on the left side of the Patrol’s home page under training.  On the day of the class, the “Boat Safety Education & Certification” link will provide the announcement if the course is canceled due to an insufficient number of participants. 

Missouri law requires any person born after Jan. 1, 1984, to carry a boater safety education certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes.  Participants who successfully pass the course will be eligible to order a boater safety certification card for $15.

For further information please call Trooper Steven Peterson at 660-385-2132.