Women's Boat Handling

Classroom Sessions -


1. Starting and Safety

Safety, preparation & weather
Maneuvering concepts

2. Boating Equipment

Registration & capacities
Equipment requirements
Preparation & fueling procedures

3. Navigation and Rules of Driving

Navigation rules of the road

4. Aids to Navigation and Environmental Regs

Aids to navigation
Environment regulations

Exam Review Session:

Review for the Final Exam (separate session)

On-the-Water Sessions -

1. On-The-Water

Engine & electrical systems
Starting procedures
Leaving & returning to a slip
Close-quarters maneuvers

2. On-The-Water

Steering a range
Proceeding to a destination
Person in Water rescue

Final Exam Skill


Course TitleCertificationCostStart DateTime
Safe PowerboatingPowerboat Certification$5002/20/20218:00 AM
Safe PowerboatingPowerboat Certification$5003/6/20218:00 AM
FAMILY Safe PowerboatingPowerboat Certification$1,8503/13/20218:00 AM
WOMENS Safe PowerboatingPowerboat Certification$5003/20/20218:00 AM
YOUTH Safe PowerboatingPowerboat Certification$4254/10/20218:00 AM
Safe PowerboatingPowerboat Certification$5004/24/20218:00 AM




Prerequisites: None, no experience necessary!
Recommended Age: 10–adult
Certification(s) Earned:

  • US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate
  • NASBLA Approved Nationwide Boaters Education Course
  • (The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators)
  • State Boating Education Card
  • SCDNR - South Carolina Residents

For other states, determined by the local DNR office.