Join us at Columbia Crossing River Trails Center for a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Boating Safety Course on Saturday, March 18, 2023.  The course is recommended for participants 13 years of age and older, as participants under 12 will not be able to be certified to operate. The course is classroom-based with a combination of lecture and audio/visual aids, and is 8 hours in length as required for the certification process. Learn more about the course in the PA Basic Boating Course Fact Sheet.

Knowledgeable boaters are safer boaters!

Boating courses are fun for the entire family and are offered at many locations throughout the state and in your own home. People who successfully complete a Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission approved boating course are issued a Boating Safety Education Certificate good for a lifetime.

Boating Safety Education Certificates are required:

  • To operate a personal watercraft
  • For persons born on or after January 1, 1982, to operate boats powered by motors greater than 25 horsepower


Pre-registration is required. Book online now!