The Stamford Regional Fire School has begun hosting Safe Boating Classes!
Take this one day course with our State Instructor from the Stamford Fire Department Marine Division and learn to safely navigate our waters!
Facility Fee: $25 paid upon arrival to the class, paid by cash or check made out to Stamford Regional Fire School.
Location: Stamford Regional Fire School
148 Magee Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
Successful completion of the class qualifies a person to purchase for $50 their Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) on the Sportsmen Licensing System. The CPWO allows an individual (see age restrictions below) to operate any recreational vessel including a personal watercraft.
-No person under age 16, issued a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) or a certificate approved by the Commissioner, may operate a personal watercraft without the onboard supervision of a person at least age 18 who has a CPWO.
-No person under the age of 16 may operate a vessel that is engaged in tubing or water-skiing. A child under the age of 16 may be permitted to operate a vessel, other than a personal watercraft, without obtaining a SBC or CPWO, if the youth is under the direct supervision of a person at least age 18 who has had a boating certificate for at least two years.
-A child under the age of 12 who has obtained a SBC or CPWO may not operate a vessel with greater than 10 horsepower, unless the youth is accompanied on board by a person at least age 18 who holds a SBC or CPWO.