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Name of CourseDateSponsoring OrganizationLocationAddressContactFeePre-Reg RequiredAdditional Info
USCG Auxiliary
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1/18/2018
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 13)
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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
US. Coast Guard Base
One Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ralph Onesti
ralphonesti@verizon.net
610-745-3998
$140.00yes 
USCG Auxiliary
Boating Skills & Seamanship
1/22/2018
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 14)
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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
US. Coast Guard Base
One Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ralph Onesti
ralphonesti@verizon.net
610-745-3998
$95.00yesThis course meets is NASBLA approved and meets the requirements for both PA and NJ boating certificates. Family discounts and gift certificates available.
Basic Boating
1/28/2018
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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William Cameron Engine Company Union County
William Cameron Engine Company
11 Buffalo Rd
Lewisburg, PA 17837
WCO Jacob Bennett
Jacbennett@pa.gov
717-603-0678
 yes 
Basic Boating
2/3/2018
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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US Army Corp of Engineers Tioga County
Ives Run Visitor Center
710 Ives Run Lane
Tioga, PA
Justin Boatwright
juboatwrig@pa.gov
 yes 
Basic Boating
2/3/2018
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Army Corp of Engineers Tioga County
Ives Run Vistor Info Center
710 Ives Run Lane
Tioga, PA
Justin Boatwright
 yes 
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
2/3/2018
07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
US. Coast Guard Base
One Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ralph Onesti
ralphonesti@verizon.net
610-745-3998
$65.00yesThis course meets the requirements for both PA and NJ boating certificates. Family discounts and gift certificates available.
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
2/8/2018
04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Date 1 of 2)
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Mansfield YMCA Tioga County
Mansfield YMCA
40-42 BESANCENEY DRIVE
MANSFIELD, PA 16933
Chad Lauer
chlauer@pa.gov
717-603-1553
$0.00yesPlease register with Chad Lauer using email chlauer@pa.gov, or contact and register with Melissa Sentiff - YMCA Director (570-662-2999). Please provide your name, telephone number, and the amount of people in your group when registering. Space is limited so sign up now. Course will be split over 2 days and each session with be 4 hours.
Basic Boating
2/10/2018
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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First Babtist Church of Galeton Potter County
First Baptist Church of Galeton
234 West Main Street
Galeton, PA 16922
Chad Lauer
Chlauer@pa.gov
717-603-1553
$0.00yesPlease register with Chad Lauer using email chlauer@pa.gov, or contact the First Baptist Church of Galeton (814-435-6560) for more information. When registering, please provide your name, telephone number, and the number of people in your group when registering. Space is limited so sign up now. Course will be a one day course, and a min. of 12 students is required to progress the course.
Basic Boating
2/17/2018
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Unionville Vol. Fire Dept Butler County
Unionville Fire Hall
102 Mahood Road
Butler, PA 16001
Natalie Simon
nasimon@pa.gov
724-368-8811
 yesReservations required no later than Friday 2/2/2018. Call Moraine State Park at 724-368-8811 to register. Ages 11 and up. Those under 18 must be accompanied by adult. If accommodations for disabilities are needed, please advise at time of registration. Please bring a packed lunch and snacks. Coffee and water provided.
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 Basic Boating 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.
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
3/3/2018
07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
US. Coast Guard Base
One Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ralph Onesti
ralphonesti@verizon.net
610-745-3998
$65.00yesThis course meets the requirements for both PA and NJ boating certificates. Family discounts and gift certificates available.
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
3/10/2018
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick Lebanon County
Gov. Dick Environmental Center
3283 Pinch Road
Mt. Gretna, PA 17064
Gov. Dick Environmental Center
GovernorDick@hotmail.com
717-964-3808
 yesA donation will be collected at the beginning of the course for use of the facility (heating, lighting, restrooms). A $10 fee made payable to the PFBC upon successful completion is required to receive boating education safety certificate.
Basic Boating
3/24/2018
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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PFBC & DCNR Erie County
Tom Ridge Environmental Center
301 Peninsula Dr.
Erie, PA 16505
WCO Matt Visosky
mvisosky@pa.gov
814-337-0444
 yesPlease 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
3/24/2018
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.
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
4/7/2018
07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
US. Coast Guard Base
One Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ralph Onesti
ralphonesti@verizon.net
610-745-3998
$65.00yesThis course meets the requirements for both PA and NJ boating certificates. Family discounts and gift certificates available.
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.
US Power Squadron
America's Boating Course
4/28/2018
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Ten Mile Power Squadron Washington County
Greene Cove Yacht Club
Rt 88 South Ten Mile Creek
Millsboro, PA 15348
Lt/C Lynn Brockman, P
lynnabrockman@gmail.com
412-720-2821
$20.00yes 
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.
US Power Squadron
America's Boating Course 3
5/1/2018
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 Old Freeport Road
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Jane Brandenstein
jane.brandenstein1@verizon.net
412-512-0836
$35.00noPassing this course qualifies to apply for the Pennsylvania Safe Boating Certificate for an additional $10.00
US Power Squadron
America's Boating Course 3
5/2/2018
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
(Date 1 of 4)
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Pittsburgh Power Squadron Allegheny County
West Marine Store
4885 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Jane Brandenstein
jane.brandenstein1@verizon.net
412-512-0836
$35.00noPassing this course qualifies for the Pennsylvania Safe Boating Education Certificate for an additional $10.00
Basic Boating
5/12/2018
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Conneaut Lake Sporrtsmens Association Crawford County
Conneaut Lake Sportsmens 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
5/19/2018
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.
US Power Squadron
America's Boating Course 3
6/6/2918
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Date 4 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
412-512-0836
$35.00