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Boater Education Classes
Classroom Options
Boat Oregon Class (BOC)- Oregon State Marine Board & Partners
Classroom courses vary in length and cost, depending on the course provider. Marine Board Volunteer Instructors teach Boat Oregon - A Course on Responsible Boating, throughout the state, for a nominal fee.
 
Classes offer students the chance to interact with an experienced boater and learn in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. It's also a great way to learn specific local information and network with other boaters.
 
Upon successfully passing (70% or better), boaters are issued a certificate of completion and a Boater Education Card application. The student is responsible for mailing in their application materials to the Marine Board.

Boat Oregon Class (BOC)- Private Course Provider 
Customized, private "Hands On" Safety & Skills Training. Your boat, your water. NW Power Boating School, contact Capt. Bob Kelso at 503-887-0899 or www.startboatingbest.com.



Classroom Courses By County
All courses listed below meet or exceed the Mandatory Education Requirement.
Click on a county below to view its course information:
 

Baker  Benton Clackamas Clatsop Columbia
Coos Crook Curry Deschutes Douglas
Gilliam Grant Harney Hood River  Jackson
Jefferson Josephine Klamath Lake Lane
Lincoln Linn Malheur Marion Morrow
Multnomah Polk Sherman Tillamook Umatilla
Union Wallowa Wasco Washington Wheeler
Yamhill Washington State       

Baker County
City Course Type  Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information 
Baker City

Benton County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information
Benton Co.

Clackamas County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Milwaukie (PFP) Boater Education Safety Training TBA
Customized, private, "Hands On" Safety & Skills training.
Your boat, your water.
Varies NW Power Boating School
Contact Bob Kelso
at 503-887-0899
www.startboatingbest.com
bbmbc1@gmail.com  
 
TBA
  
Clatsop County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Astoria BOC TBA Englund Marine and Industrial Supply
2nd Flr Conf Rm
95 Hamburg Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
$15 For more information or to register, call Gary Kobes at
360-777-8801
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Columbia County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Clatskanie CGA TBA Click here for Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses
St. Helens USPS TBA Click here for USPS Classroom Courses
www.usps.org/cgi-bin/fclass.cgi?32

Coos County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
North Bend/ Bandon/
Coos Bay/
Charleston
BOC April 19, 2014 US Coast Guard Station
Charleston Marina, Charleston, OR
$15

 

Taught by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
To register or for more information , call George Tinker, US Coast Guard Auxiliary
at 541-267-6152

8 a.m.
-5:15 p.m.
Coos Bay/
Charleston

 

USPS
8 hr. ABC Boating Course

  
3 night class

TBA

Power Squadron Bldg.
90346 Guano Rock Ln,
Charleston, OR  97420
$35
Power Squadron ABC Course
Allen Swanson 541-888-6178 or 541-290-3957 or allen-swanson@charter.net 
6:30 p.m.

Crook County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time 
Crook Co.
BOC
TBA
Crook Co Fire and Rescue, 500 NW Belknap St., Prineville
FREE 
Pre-register through the Marine Patrol
541-447-6398
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Crook Co. 
Check equivalency exam or Internet options.

Curry County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Brookings/Harbor
About Boating Safely
(3 day class)

TBA

Chetco USCG Motor Lifeboat Station
16133 Boat Basin Rd
Harbor, OR
$25

USCG Auxilary Flotilla 56
To register, contact
Wally Gorski at 360-296-1700



Deschutes County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
 
 
Bend Marine Patrol
 TBA 
Deschutes County Sheriffs office
63333 W Hwy 20
Bend, OR 97701
FREE Register for a class by calling Deputy Mike Biondi at 541-388-6503 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
La Pine Equivalency Exam
TBA
Paul Cody at 541-536-9606

Douglas County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Roseburg BOC -Marine Patrol
   
 
 
TBA
 
 
 
Workforce Training Center, Roseburg
$20

For information and to request a book, contact Judy Ode at 541-440-7691
Instructor: Deputy Pete Wood
http://www.umpqua.edu/community-education/safety-and-health

 

Classes are held at either:
1140 Umpqua College Rd.
Technology Center Rm 119
Rosebury

or

Workforce Training Center 1
2555 NE Diamond Lake Blvd.
Roseburg

 

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reedsport BOC​ ​April 19, 2014 ​US Coast Guard Station
Charleston Marina
Charleston, OR ​
$15​ Taught by US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
To Register or for more information,
call George Tinker, US Coast Guard Auxiliary at 541-267-6152​​.
8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.​

Gilliam County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information
Gilliam Co. 
Call instructor Mike Knopf
(541) 296-4226 or (541) 300-0306 or email mknopf@gorge.net for information on classes.

Grant County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information
Grant Co.

Harney County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information
Harney Co. 

Hood River County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time 
The Dalles 

BOC

TBA

The Dalles Marina Yacht Club
N. Boat Basin Rd.
The Dalles, OR 97058
$20/adults,
$10/ages
12-15
Call instructor Mike Knopf
(541) 296-4226 or (541) 300-0306 or email mknopf@gorge.net to register for the course.
9 a.m.
- 4 p.m.

Jackson County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Medford BOC
TBA
Rogue Valley Community College
$36 Rogue Community College to pre-register at TBA TBA

Jefferson County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Madras

Josephine County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Grants Pass CGA TBA Click here for Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses

Klamath County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Klamath Falls  CGA
Klamath Falls 
Marine Patrol
BOC

April 19, 2014

May 31,  2014

June 21, 2014

July 19, 2014

August 23, 2014

September 20, 2014
  


Klamath Community College
7390 South 6th St.
Klamath Falls

Free
Contact Klamath Community College at 541-880-2222 to register.  Pre-course materials can be obtained at the front office of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office Mon-Fri  9am-12pm and 1-5pm.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lake County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time​
Lake Co. 
BOC
April 19, 2014 Lake County Search & Rescue
95554 Hwy 140
Lakeview
$10
Dep. ​Daniel Tague
541-947-6027 x1204 
​​10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lane County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Eugene/Springfield BOC
 
April 12, 2014
 
 
Lane County Fire District 1
88050 Territorial Hwy, Veneta
 
$15 USCGA FLotilla 52
Contact Rick Parsons at 541-463-1797
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cottage Grove USPS
8 hr. ABC Boating Course
TBA
LCC Cottage Grove Campus
1275 S River Rd, Cottage Grove, OR
$40 Register through Carla Montchalin 541-836-7048 or email to andre.carla@hotmail.com 6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m.

Lincoln County
City Course Type Date  Location  Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Newport BOC
 
April 12, 2014

May 10, 2014

June 14, 2014
 
 
Port of Newport
South Beach Marina & RV Park
2120 SE Marine Science Dr. Newport
 
$15.00 Includes Lunch Bev Divis
541-867-6788
tldivis@newportnet.com
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Depoe Bay BOC
 
 May 17, 2014

June 21, 2014

July 26, 2014
 
Depoe Bay Community Center
220 SE Bay St
$25.00
Includes Lunch

For info, call Sandi at
541-921-3790
or Dorothy at 541-765-2297

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Linn County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Albany CGA -2 wk course $22 Click here for Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses
Sweet Home USPS Click here for USPS Classroom Courses
www.usps.org/cgi-bin/fclass.cgi?32

Malheur County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information
Malheur Co. 

Marion County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Keizer  BOC
 

May 10, 2014
 
 
Keizer Fire Hall,
661 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
 
$5
Contact Doug White at
​​​503-463-4956
Manuals need to be picked up in advance at the Keizer FD Business Office or at the
Oregon State Marine Board
8:00am-5 p.m.
Salem
BOC
TBA
Oregon School of Massage
2111 Front St NE
Salem
Free
 

 

Instructors:  Anja & Dick Bielenberg
To pre-register and pick-up books call 503-873-3456 or email
dickbielenberg@yahoo.com
 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Salem
(PFP) Boater Education Safety Training
TBA
Customized, private "Hands On" Safety & Skills Training. Your Boat, Your Water.
Varies NW Power Boating School
Contact Capt. Bob Kelso at
503-887-0899 or
www.startboatingbest.com
bbmbc1@gmail.com
TBA

Morrow County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information
Morrow Co. 

Multnomah County 
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
Portland CGA -Boating Skills & Seamanship Click here for Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses
Portland
USPS
 
 
 
Click here for USPS Classroom Courses
 
Portland BOC
  
April 19, 2014

May 17, 2014

June 21, 2014

July 19, 2014

August 16, 2014

September 20, 2014

October 18, 2014
 
 
Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor-
Delta Park,
1120 N. Hayden Meadows Dr., Portland, OR 97217
$10 Pre-registration required.  Contact Leroy Bentley at 503-629-2026 or bentley16@frontier.com
 
For those interested in an Equivalency Exam, it will be available at 4:30 pm after each regularly scheduled class. Pre-registration is required.  The fee is $5.
9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Portland (PFP) Boater Education Safety Training
TBA
Customized, private "Hands On" Safety & Skills Training. Your Boat, Your Water.
Varies NW Power Boating School
Contact Capt. Bob Kelso at
503-887-0899 or
www.startboatingbest.com
bbmbc1@gmail.com
TBA

Polk County
City  Course Type  Date  Location  Cost  Instructor/Pre-Registration Information  Time 
Dallas USPS Click here for USPS Classroom Courses
www.usps.org/cgi-bin/fclass.cgi?32

Sherman County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information
Sherman Co.  Check equivalency exam or Internet options.
Call instructor Mike Knopf
(541) 296-4226 or (541)300-0306 or email mknopf@gorge.net for information on classes.

Tillamook County
City  Course Type  Date  Location  Cost  Instructor/Pre-Registration Information  Time 
Tillamook USPS Click here for USPS Classroom Courses
www.usps.org/cgi-bin/fclass.cgi?32

Umatilla County
City Course Type
Umatilla Co.  Check equivalency exam or Internet options.

Union County
City  Course Type 
LaGrande  Check equivalency exam or Internet options.

Wallowa County
City  Course Type  Date  Location  Cost  Instructor/Pre-Registration Information  Time 
Enterprise
Check equivalency exam or Internet options.


Wasco County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information Time
The Dalles
BOC
  
TBA
 
The Dalles Marina Yacht Club
N. Boat Basin Rd.
The Dalles, OR  97058
$20/adults,
$10/ages
12-15
Call instructor Mike Knopf
(541) 296-4226 or (541) 300-0306 or email mknopf@gorge.net  to register for the course.
9 am -
4 pm

Washington County
City  Course Type  Date  Location  Cost  Instructor/Pre-Registration Information  Time 
Beaverton  USPS Click here for USPS Classroom Courses
www.usps.org/cgi-bin/fclass.cgi?32
Beaverton CGA's America's Boating Course
 
BS&S
$25 Click here for Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses

Wheeler County
City Course Type Date Location Cost Instructor/Pre-Registration Information
Wheeler Co.


Yamhill County

City  Course Type  Date  Location  Cost  Instructor/Pre-Registration Information  Time 
McMinnville CGA -ABC Course  
Click here for Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses
McMinnville USPS Click here for USPS Classroom Courses
www.usps.org/cgi-bin/fclass.cgi?32
McMinnville (PFP) Boater Education Safety Training
TBA
Customized, private "Hands On" Safety & Skills Training.  Your Boat, Your Water.
Varies NW Power Boating School
Contact Capt. Bob Kelso at
503-887-0899 or
www.startboatingbest.com
bbmbc1@gmail.com 
TBA

Washington State Courses
City  Course Type  Date  Location  Cost  Instructor/Pre-Registration Information  Time 
Vancouver, WA  CGA-About Boating Safely
 TBA 
Clark County Public Works Maintenance and Operations
4700 NE 78th Street RM B1
Vancouver WA, 98665
$10 To pre-register for a class or for additional information please contact Jo McCollum at (503) 799-5250 or (360) 256-2991. 
 
Click here for Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses
 
* If you have a small group the instructors can come to you.
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Southern, WA  USPS Click here for USPS Classroom Courses
www.usps.org/cgi-bin/fclass.cgi?32
SW Washington  (PFP) Boater Education Safety Training
TBA
Customized, private "Hands On" Safety & Skills Training. Your Boat, Your Water.
 
Varies NW Power Boating School
Contact Capt. Bob Kelso at 503-887-0899 or
www.startboatingbest.com
bbmbc1@gmail.com
TBA
Washougal Washington CGA
TBA
Port of Camas 24 A St, Washougal, WA $30 Pre-register by contacting Mike Spence at 360-514-0253.  This is an 8-hour class given in two 4-hour Saturday morning sessions. 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Note: Some providers may offer courses in local communities upon request. Please contact them for course cost and scheduling. 
  
 

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