Boating education course to be offered

ELKINS — The West Virginia Natural Resources Police will hold a Boater’s Education Course for Randolph and Pocahontas counties at the WV DNR Elkins Operations Center, Elkins.

The class will be held on Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is a seven-hour course and students must attend both days and pass a 60-question certification test at the end of the course to receive their permanent boater’s safety card.

In 1998 West Virginia passed legislation that requires any person born after Dec. 31, 1986 to successfully complete an approved Boating Education Course before operating a motorboat or PWC in the State of West Virginia.

The course is open to the public and is free of charge. Any age individual may attend, however only students at least 11 years of age that have passed the test will receive a certificate of completion. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. If you would like to attend the class go online to register at: www.register-ed.com and select West Virginia and boater’s education from the menu.

To register by phone, or if you need additional information, please contact Sgt. White or Misty at the WV DNR District 3 office at 304-924-6211, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.