Lansing Area Boating Courses

Current Schedule of USPS Courses

New courses will be listed as soon as they are scheduled.

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America's Boating Course Available for Home Study

If our instructor led courses do not fit your schedule, America's Boating Course 3 is available for home study.
The manual and a CD containing the course ware and a charting DVD are provided with each purchase, as well as a PIN (Personal Identification Number) that provides you with Internet access to the course ware. Learn the basics of boating on-line at your own pace, at home or away, using either a PC or a Macintosh.

Qualified, enthusiastic, and experienced USPS instructors will provide ABC3 student support as a civic service. They will provide state specific information that the student is expected to know. Once the ABC student has mastered the course material and the state rules and regulations, the student to take a proctored exam, thus completing the course. While the content of the ABC3 student manual serves as the basis for this course, it will also serve as a reference book in basic boating long after the course work is completed.

   Did you know?

  • Anyone 12-15 years of age must take a boating course to legally drive a boat.      
  • Anyone 14-15 years of age who wants to drive a PWC must take a boating course as well as the parent or guardian of the child. The child must be accompanied by their parent or guardian on the PWC. 
  • Anyone 16 -33 years of age who wants to drive a PWC unaccompanied must take a boating course to legally drive a PWC.

Advanced Courses, Seminars & Study Guides

You can further your boating education with USPS advanced courses, seminars and USPS study guides. More information is available in the Education section of the website.

Nearby Courses

If the boating course you want to attend is not available locally, it might be available nearby.

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