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Name of CourseDateSponsoring OrganizationLocationAddressContactFeePre-Reg RequiredAdditional Info
Basic Boating
2/23/2019
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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PFBC & Chester County Parks Chester County
Hibernia County Park Mansion
1 Park Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
Andrew Desko
adesko@pa.gov
215-968-3631
 yesBoating Safety Education 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. Pre-registration is required by emailing Andy Desko at adesko@pa.gov or by phone at 215-968-3631.
Basic Boating
2/23/2019
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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PFBC Tioga County
DCNR Tioga State Forest Building
One Nessmuk Lane
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Chad A. Lauer
Chlauer@pa.gov
717-603-1553
  Please pre-register via phone (717-603-1553) or Email (Chlauer@pa.gov). Must have 10 people pre-registered to administer the course. Registrants please pack refreshments.
Basic Boating
2/23/2019
10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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  Blair County
Jaffa mosque
2200 broad street
altoona, PA 16601
sean sauserman
ssauserman@pa.gov
814-483-0886
 yes 
Basic Boating
3/2/2019
08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(Date 1 of 2)
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U.S.C.G-AUX Delaware County
USCG-Auxiliary Training Center
7 West Delaware Ave
Marcus-Hook, Pa , PA 19061
Jim Lafferty
MALAFFERTY@VERIZON.NET
610-948-8610
$25.00yesTwo sessions of 4hrs each will be held on "Basic Boating". Upon completion you will be able to send an additional $10.00 to Pa Fish & Boat Commission to get the safety certificate for Pa. This training will be done by USCG-AUX instructors.
US Power Squadron
America's Boating Course
3/4/2019
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 8)
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Erie Power Squadron (United States Power Squadrons Erie County
Bayfront Maritime Center
40 Holland Street
Erie, PA
James Tingley
jbunchj@msn.com
814-835-4579
 no$50 for first person. $10 for second person if two people are sharing a book. Piloting supplies extra. Will qualify you for a boat driver's license. Call 814-835-4579 or email erieps@ gmail.com for more information or to register.
USCG Auxiliary
ABS
3/6/2019
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 4)
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U.S CG Auxiliary Philadelphia County
Wissinoming Yacht Club
5200 Devereaux St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Frank P Michel
fpmichel@comcast.net
908-328-1091
$65.00yesAlso qualifies for NJ boating certificate
Basic Boating
3/9/2019
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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  Luzerne County
Nescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole Rd
Drums, PA 18222
Aaron Lupacchini
alupacchin@pa.gov
570-406-4041
 yes 
Basic Boating
3/9/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick Lancaster County
Gov. Dick Env. Ed. Center
3283 Pinch road
Lebanon, PA 17042
Audrey Wells
governordick@hotmail.com
717-964-3808
$0.00noBasic Boating course is being held at the Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick's Environmental Education Center. Course begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. A donation will be accepted for use of the park facility. $10 is needed for the PFBC boating education safety certificate.
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
3/14/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 20-3 Snyder County
Big Bee Boats/The Boat Doc
2016 US HWY RT 522
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Eric Mitcheltree
emitcheltree45@gmail.com
570-204-2033
$20.00yes$10 for book, $10 for instruction. Families may share a book.
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
3/16/2019
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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USCGA Flotilla 19-04 Lancaster County
ARCONIC Training Facility
Rohrerstown Road near 283 E ramp
Lancaster, PA 17601
Matthew C Samley
samleysnews@hotmail.com
717-581-3434
$30.00yesRegistration and prepayment deadline is March 12, 2019.
Basic Boating
3/17/2019
10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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  Carbon County
Beltzville State Park - EIC
2950 Pohopoco Drive
Lehighton, PA 18235
Beltzville State Park
beltzvillesp@pa.gov
610-377-0045
 yesThe course will be held at the Environmental Interpretive Center. There is no charge but all participants must pre-register by contacting the Beltzville State Park Office at 610-377-0045. Participants should bring their own snacks, bagged lunch and drinks.
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
3/18/2019
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 7)
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USCG Auxiliary Chester County
Rustin High School
1100 Shiloh Road
West Chester, PA 19382
Nick Montalto
safeboatingpa@gmail.com
610-308-1235
$85.00yesObtain your Boating Safety Education Certificate. Four classes basic course. Three additional special classes on VHF radio, knots/lines and how to read/plot a marine chart. Register at www.chestercountynightschool.org. No class 04-22-19.
Basic Boating
3/21/2019
05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Daily 1 of 2)
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Ridley Township Delaware County
Ridley Township Marina
401 Swarthmore Ave.
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Denise Faber
Revancho@pa.gov
610-521-2800
$0.00yesAnyone who operates a personal watercraft in Pennsylvania must have this course and accompanying credentials. Course is valid in other states as well.
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
3/23/2019


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USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 053-21-03 Lansdale Montgomery County
North Penn High School
1340 S Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA 19446
Daniel Toms
dtomscgaux@gmail.com
267-768-4238
$40.00yes 
Basic Boating
3/23/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Corry Higher Education Erie County
Corry Higher Education
221 North Center St.
Corry, PA 16407
WCO Tyler Soety
tsoety@pa.gov
814-337-0444
$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
3/23/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Boat Pittsburgh / PFBC Allegheny County
Tree Pittsburgh Ed Center
32 62nd Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Nicole Moga
boatpittsburgh@gmail.com
412-323-2628
 noPlease register on provided link. The class will last 8 hours, breaks will be taken, and time for lunch will be provided. Please plan to bring your food or make arrangements accordingly.
Basic Boating
3/24/2019
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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PFBC & DCNR Erie County
Tom Ridge Environmental Center
301 Peninsula Dr
Erie, PA 16505
Matt Visosky
mvisosky@pa.gov
814-337-0444
$0.00yesPlease register with Matt Visosky using email @ mvisosky@pa.gov. Please provide your name, telephone number, and the amount of people in your group when registering. Space is limited so sign up as soon as possible.
Basic Boating
3/24/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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bedford sportsmen Bedford County
bedford sportsmen
270 fresno road
bedford, PA 15522
sean sauserman
ssauserman@pa.gov
814-483-0886
 yes 
US Power Squadron
Mosquito Lake Squadron
3/30/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Mosquito Lake Power Squadron Beaver County
Boat World - Bridgewater
1481 Riverdide Drive
Beaver, PA 15009
Al Nartin
cyclops_al@hotmail.com
412-671-6314
$35.00noCoffee and snacks available in the morning with lunch provided
USCG Auxiliary
Sailing Skills & Seamanship
4/3/2019
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 8)
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Susquehanna Yacht Club & USCG Auxiliary York County
Susquehanna Yacht Club
1730 Long Level Rd.
Wrightsville, PA 17368
Wendy Ann Behr
Wbehr118@Gmail.com
717-858-1474
$40.00yes$60.00 for a pair when two persons share a book.
Basic Boating
4/7/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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PA Fish and Boat Commission Huntingdon County
Marklesburg Fire Company
15205 Raystown Road
James Creek, PA 16657
Corey Girt
cgirt@pa.gov
717-756-5568
 yesPlease call or email to register.
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
4/13/2019
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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USCGA Flotilla 19-04 Lancaster County
Muddy Run Visitors Center
172 Bethesda Church Road West
Holtwood, PA 17532
Matthew C Samley
samleysnews@hotmail.com
717-581-3434
$30.00yesRegistration and prepayment required by April 9, 2019. Send checks payable to "USCGA 19-04" and mail to "Matt Samley FSO-PE, 2309 Bob White Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601."
Basic Boating
4/27/2019
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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  Pike County
Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center
126 Lamberton Lane
Hawley, PA 18428
Michelle Chorba
michelle.chorba@brookfieldrenewable.com
570-226-1370
$0.00yesPlease bring a packed lunch. No vending machines on site, but coffee and water will be provided. No need to bring in money. Mail in certificate with $10 to PFBC after class.
US Power Squadron
Ten Mile
4/27/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Ten Mile Power Squadron Greene County
Greene Cove Yacht Club
Rt 88
Millsboro, PA 15348
Lynn Brockman
lynnabrockman@gmail.com
412-720-2821
$20.00yes 
USCG Auxiliary
4/27/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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USCG-AUX Luzerne County
Harveys Lake American Legion
Lakeside Drive
Harveys Lake, PA 18618
James Johnson
jsj248@yahoo.com
570-639-2898
$25.00yes 
Basic Boating
4/27/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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  Schuylkill County
Tuscarora State Park Office
687 Tuscarora park Rd
Barnesville, PA 18214
Tuscarora State Park
ridaniels@pa.gov
570-467-2404
 yesPlease register with the Tuscarora Office at (570) 467-2404 or email ridaniels@pa.gov.
Basic Boating
4/28/2019
10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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  Carbon County
Beltzville State Park - EIC
2950 Pohopoco Drive
Lehighton, PA 18235
Beltzville State Park
beltzvillesp@pa.gov
610-377-0045
 yesThe course will be held at the Environmental Interpretive Center. There is no charge but all participants must pre-register by contacting the Beltzville State Park Office at 610-377-0045. Participants should bring their own snacks, bagged lunch and drinks.
US Power Squadron
ABC3
5/1/2019
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Date 1 of 4)
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Pittsburgh Power Squadron Allegheny County
Oakmont Yacht Club
11 Washington Ave
Oakmont, PA 15139
Jane Brandenstein
jane.brandenstein1@verizon.net
724-728-2284
$35.00noPassing this course enables the student to apply for the Pennsylvania Boaters Safety Card. Course is 8 hours, 4 evenings for 2 hours each
Basic Boating
5/4/2019
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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DCNR Warren County
Chapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam Rd
Clarendon, PA 16313
WCO Underdonk
junderdonk@pa.gov
814-558-6589
$0.00yes 
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
5/4/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 20-3 Northumberland County
Fantasy Island Campground
401 Park Drive
Sunbury, PA 17801
Eric Mitcheltree
emitcheltree45@gmail.com
570-204-2033
$20.00yes$10 for book and $10 for instruction. Families may share a book.
Basic Boating
5/5/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Sportsman's Club of Forest County Forest County
Sportsman's Club of Forest County Club House
Rt 66
Marienville, PA 16239
Jacqui Blose
jacqpony461@gmail.com
$0.00yes 
US Power Squadron
ABC3
5/7/2019
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Date 1 of 4)
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Pittsburgh Power Squadron Allegheny County
Fox Chapel Yacht Club
1366 Freeport Road
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Jane Brandenstein
jane.brandenstein1@verizon.net
724-728-2284
$35.00noPassing this class enables the student to apply for the Pennsylvania Safe Boating Card. Course is 8 hours, 2 hours per session for 4 sessions
Basic Boating
5/11/2019
08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(Date 1 of 2)
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USCG-AUX Delaware County
Riddle Hospital Health Center 4
1118 West Baltiimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
Jim Lafferty
MALAFFERTY@verizon.net
610-948-9610
$25.00yesSuccessful completion of this 8 hour course satisfies the "PA" requirements to request a Safe Boating Certificate at an additional $10.00 payable upon its request. Teachers are train by the USCG-AUX.
Basic Boating
5/18/2019
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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PFBC Crawford County
Conneaut Lake Sporrtsmens Association
11861 Sportsman Rd.
Conneaut Lake, PA 16316
Chad Doyle
chadoyle@pa.gov
814-337-0444
$0.00yesPlease register with Chad Doyle using email @ chadoyle@pa.gov. Please provide your name, telephone number, and the amount of people in your group when registering. Space is limited so sign up now.
Basic Boating
5/18/2019
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Beaver Valley River Response / CCBC Beaver County
CCBC
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
James DeGori
jdegori@beaverpolice.us
724-773-6709
$10.00yesPennsylvania Boaters Safety Course is scheduled for May 18th (Saturday) 2019 from 9am -5pm (CCBC)located at 1 Campus Drive Monaca, Pa 15061 (ROOM 6115) (PRE-REGISTRATION) is required through CCBC by calling 724-480-3575 ($10 fee is required at registration). This years class is being held in classroom 6115 please refer to CCBC Campus Map for parking and room locations / CCBC Course code FITS01501. You are welcome to pack a lunch for this class.
Basic Boating
5/18/2019
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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  Pike County
Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center
126 Lamberton Lane
Hawley, PA 18428
Michelle Chorba
michelle.chorba@brookfieldrenewable.com
570-226-1370
$0.00yesPlease bring a packed lunch. There are no vending machines, but coffee and water will be provided. No need to bring in money. Mail in certificate with $10 to PFBC after class.
Basic Boating
6/8/2019
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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DCNR Warren County
Chapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam Rd
Clarendon, PA 16313
WCO Underdonk
junderdonk@pa.gov
814-558-6589
$0.00yes 
Basic Boating
9/14/2019
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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  Luzerne County
Nescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole Rd
Drums, PA 18222
Aaron Lupacchini
alupacchin@pa.gov
570-406-4041
 yes