Boater Safety Law and Courses

As many of you know, Brianna’s Law is in effect as of January 1, 2020, which requires all operators of motorized boats and personal watercraft to take a safe boating course and get a boating safety certificate by 2025. This new law has a phased-in approach: depending on your age, the date by which you will need to take the course and get your boating safety certificate will vary. Learn more about the full phase-in details: Brianna’s Law

If you were born on or after: You will need a boating safety certificate when operating a motorized vessel in:

 Jan. 1, 1993

2020

 Jan. 1, 1988

2022

 Jan. 1, 1983

2023

 Jan. 1, 1978

2024

All motor boat operators regardless of age
will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.

Boaters can obtain a boating safety certificate by taking either a classroom or approved online course– both free and paid options are available. Students 18 years of age and older will be required to pay $10 for their permanent certificate. There is no charge for students under the age of 18.

Here is a list of local courses and contact information:

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, March 21, 2020
New Life Liverpool Church, 4617 Wentzel Rd., Liverpool (Onondaga)
Misciagna, Christian (315)877-3023
This class is for adults and children

Sunday, March 29, 2020
PS & ED HQ, 2154 US 11 South, LaFayette (Onondaga)
Mallory, Matthew (315)567-9268
This class is for adults and children, & 3/30 must attend both sessions
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Monday, April 27, 2020
Runnigs of Clay, 3949 Route 31, Liverpool (Onondaga)
Mallory, Matthew (315)567-9268
This class is for adults and children, & 04/28 must attend both sessions
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, May 2, 2020
Jordan Bramley Library, 15 Mechanic St., Jordan (Onondaga)
Wright, Jason (315)689-3296
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Sunday, May 17, 2020
PS & ED HQ, 2154 US 11 South, LaFayettel (Onondaga)
Mallory, Matthew (315)567-9268
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Friday, July 3, 2020
Runnigs of Clay, 3949 Route 31, Liverpool (Onondaga)
Mallory, Matthew (315)567-9268
This class is for adults and children, & 07/02 must attend both sessions
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.