The Knox County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the ODNR Watercraft will be
offering the Ohio Boating Education Course at Floral Valley located at 850 Crestrose Dr.
Howard, OH 43028 from 8 am – 4 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
The class covers the fundamentals of state and federal laws concerning safe boating:
state-required equipment, watercraft laws, navigation Rules of the Road, basic safety and risk
management, and aids to navigation. Classes are enhanced with videos, slides, overheads,
handouts, and other visual aids.
Vessel Operating Requirements: This course is approved by the NASBLA and meets
Ohio’s boating education requirement, which became effective January 1, 2000. The law
requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1982 to successfully complete either a
NASBLA-approved boating course or a proficiency examination before operating a boat
great than 10 horsepower. The course also may qualify boaters for a discount on boat owner’s
Boaters who pass the course will receive a wallet card to show as valid proof of course
The deadline to register for the training is April 15th, please contact Capt. Jay Sheffer at
the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 740-399-3902 to register for the April 23 rd training.