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Boater safety classes coming to Seneca County in April and May

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office announced it will offer two Boater Safety Classes for the public this year, with the goal of ensuring all boaters and jet ski operators in New York State are certified by January 1, 2025. The mandatory certification classes are scheduled for April 27 and May 18, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center in Romulus, New York. Participants need to attend only one session to qualify for the Safe Boating Certificate.


These free classes are designed to introduce attendees to the essentials of safe and responsible boating, covering a range of topics including the rules of the nautical road and required safety equipment. Successful completion of the class will meet the requirements for the New York State Safe Boating Certificate, with a certification fee payable to New York State Parks.

Open to individuals aged ten and above, the classes will be taught by members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit. Prospective students are advised to bring their lunch, although vending machines are available on site. Registration for the classes can be completed online through provided links for the respective dates.