Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer of Troop A, announces the following boating safety certification courses are being offered to the public at the Harry S. Truman Visitor Center, 2907 Visitor Center Road, Warsaw, Mo:
1. Saturday, March 22, 2014
2. Wednesday, May 28, 2014
3. Saturday, September 13, 2014
The training will begin at 9 a.m. and be completed at 3 p.m. Students must be present to satisfy requirements for the boating safety card. There is no fee for this course; however, students are required to pre-register online, as seating will be limited and notification may be sent in the event the course is canceled. For more information, to register for this course, or to obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered, you may visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website at www.mshp.dps.mo.gov. Once there, select “Divisions”, “Water Patrol Division”, and then “Boater Safety Education & Certification.”
Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boating safety certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. Any student who successfully passes this course will be eligible to order the boating safety certification card, which costs $15.