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Name of CourseDateSponsoring OrganizationLocationAddressContactFeePre-Reg RequiredAdditional Info
US Power Squadron
Americas Boating Course
1/13/2018
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
(Date 1 of 2)
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United States Power Squadron Lehigh County
Peters Marine
1402 Union Blvd
Allentown, PA 18109
Doug Mckenzie
dougmckenzie@rcn.com
610-217-7164
 yes 
Basic Boating
1/13/2018
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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  Chester County
Hibernia County Park Mansion
1 Park Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
Andrew Desko
adesko@pa.gov
215-968-3631
 yes25 horsepower. This free PA Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) course is designed to help boaters make better informed decisions on the water. Instructors will provide course materials and information via a classroom setting to help you reduce the risk of injury and conflict on the water. Those who successfully complete the course may obtain this certificate, which is good for a lifetime (fees apply). A minimum of eight hours of classroom instruction is required to pass the course. Participants should bring a lunch and snacks. Space is limited so register soon.
Basic Boating
1/16/2018
03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
(Daily 1 of 2)
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  Chester County
Hibernia County Park Mansion
1 Park Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
Andrew Desko
adesko@pa.gov
215-968-3631
 yes25 horsepower. This free PA Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) course is designed to help boaters make better informed decisions on the water. Instructors will provide course materials and information via a classroom setting to help you reduce the risk of injury and conflict on the water. Those who successfully complete the course may obtain this certificate, which is good for a lifetime (fees apply). A minimum of eight hours of classroom instruction is required to pass the course. Participants should bring a lunch and snacks. Space is limited so register soon. Pre-
Basic Boating
2/5/2018
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
(Date 1 of 3)
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East Donegal Township Lancaster County
East Donegal Twp. Office Building
190 Rock Point Road
Marietta, PA 17547
David Eichler
david.eichler@donegalsd.org
717-653-1871
$10.00noFee of $10 to pay for boating education safety certificate. Donation collected on first night for local school outdoor course doing service for EDT parks. Questions: david.eichler@donegalsd.org
Basic Boating
2/7/2018
03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
(Daily 1 of 2)
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  Chester County
Springton Manor Farm Ranger Station
860 Springton Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343
Andrew Desko
adesko@pa.gov
215-968-3631
 yesThis is a two day course and to get credit for the course you will need to attend both full days. Certificates are required for all operators of personal watercraft, regardless of age, and for boat operators born after January 1, 1982 that operate motorboats of more than 25 horsepower. This free PA Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) course is designed to help boaters make better informed decisions on the water. Instructors will provide course materials and information via a classroom setting to help you reduce the risk of injury and conflict on the water. Those who successfully complete the course may obtain this certificate, which is good for a lifetime (fees apply). A minimum of eight hours of classroom instruction is required to pass the course. Participants should bring a lunch and snacks. Space is limited so register soon.
Basic Boating
2/17/2018
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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  Chester County
Springton Manor Farm Ranger Station
860 Springton Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343
Andrew Desko
adesko@pa.gov
215-968-3631
 yesA ´┐ŻBasic Boating´┐Ż course will be held at Springton Manor Farm, Ranger Station, on Saturday, February 17th from 08:00 to 5:00 PM. This is an all-day course and you need to be there for the entire day to get credit for the course. Certificates are required for all operators of personal watercraft, regardless of age, and for boat operators born after January 1, 1982 that operate motorboats of more than 25 horsepower. This free PA Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) course is designed to help boaters make better informed decisions on the water. Instructors will provide course materials and information via a classroom setting to help you reduce the risk of injury and conflict on the water. Those who successfully complete the course may obtain this certificate, which is good for a lifetime (fees apply). A minimum of eight hours of classroom instruction is required to pass the course.
US Power Squadron
Erie Power Squadron
3/5/2018
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 8)
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Erie Power Squadron Erie County
Bayfront Maritime Center
40 Holland Street
Erie, PA 16507
James Tingley
jbunchj@msn.com
814-835-4579
$50.00no$50.00 for the first person. $10.00 for the second person if two people are sharing a book. If doing the plotting section (recommended), $20.00 for materials if needed. Class runs for 8 weeks from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Monday nights. Registration preferred, but not necessary.
Basic Boating
3/24/2018
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Corry Higher Education Erie County
Corry Higher Education Building
221 North Center St.
Corry, PA 16407
Sandra McClellan
smcclellan@corryhied.org
814-664-9405
$0.00yesPlease contact Sandra McClellan @ (814) 664-9405 or email her @ smcclellan@corryhied.org to preregister for this Basic Boating class. Space is limited so register as soon as possible.
Basic Boating
4/21/2018
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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CCBC Beaver County
Community College of Beaver County
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
James DeGori
jdegori@beaverpolice.us
724-773-6709
$10.00yesBoating - Personal Watercraft & Boating Safety Certification ($10.00) Class fills fast! All boaters need a boating safety certificate to operate a personal watercraft or a boat with a 25 hp or more and were born after 1/1/82. After passing test and mailing in documents to PA Fish & Boat Commission your certificate will be sent to you via mail. Please bring bag lunch. Ages 12 -Adult. 8 Hours. Sat., 4/22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. LRC, Room 9110.
Basic Boating
4/28/2018
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Brookfield Renewable Pike County
Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center
126 Lamberton Lane (formerly PPL Drive)
Hawley, PA 18428
Michelle Chorba
michelle.chorba@brookfieldrenewable.com
570-226-1370
 yesPlease bring a packed lunch and snacks with you as we do not have vending machines on the premises. Coffee and water will be provided.
Basic Boating
5/19/2018
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Brookfield Renewable Pike County
126 Lamberton Lane (formerly PPL Drive)
Hawley, PA 18428
Michelle Chorba
michelle.chorba@brookfieldrenewable.com
570-226-1370
 yesPlease bring a packed lunch and snacks as there are no vending machines on the premises. Coffee and water will be provided.
Basic Boating
6/9/2018
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Brookfield Renewable Pike County
Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center
126 Lamberton Lane (formerly PPL Drive)
Hawley, PA 18428
Michelle Chorba
michelle.chorba@brookfieldrenewable.com
570-226-1370
 yesPlease bring a packed lunch and snacks as there are no vending machines on the premises. Coffee and water will be provided.