Safe Boating and Personal Watercraft

Approved by the Connecticut DEEP and NASBLA and recognized by the USCG, this course meets the requirement to receive a state Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (boating license). The license allows individuals to operate all recreational motorboats up to 64.5 feet, including personal watercraft (Jet Ski) vessels, and all registered sailboats. In addition, the Safe Waterskiing Endorsement is included in the curriculu, which allows licensed individuals to drive vessels pulling persons who are waterskiing, tubing, etc., for recreational purposes.

The instructor provides the technology in the classroom to allow students who pass the 60-question final exam to purchase and print their boating license (CPWO) from the Connecticut DEEP (separate $50 one-time fee to the state MasterCard and VISA accepted). The Connecticut boating license never expires and is valid in every U.S. state.

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Instructions for Making Payments Online

Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make payments online. These instructions work for both credit and non-credit (continuing education) courses.

Refund Policy

A  full tuition refund can be made when you withdraw from your course at least 3 working days before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.


Michelle Fuhrman

Director of Non-Credit Programs
Phone: 860-343-5716
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414

Juliann Holzer

Continuing Education Aide
Phone: 860-343-5784
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414

Kelly Kline

Continuing Education Coordinator for Allied Health Programs
Phone: 860-343-5713
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 514