Ready to go for a ride. Photo by Jack MacDonough ©
Mandatory Education Requirement
If you were born after 1988, you’re required to complete a boating safety course to legally operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft (PWC). Anyone is eligible to take a boating safety class and receive a safety education completion certificate, although the certificate is not valid for a child until he or she is 12 years old.
In addition to it being the law, taking a boating safety class can save your life: 4 of 5 people who die in boating accidents on Wisconsin’s waters every year haven’t had such formal training. Gain the safe boating techniques and knowledge that can keep you safe on the water. The DNR website provides 3 convenient options in person or online.
A designated Chenequa Police Officer works with the DNR to provide Boat Safety Classes.
Telephone (262) 367-2239
Voicemail (262) 367-2905, ext. 305