A boating safety exam will be held at the Clearwater Fire Hall on July 27, according to Daryl Teter, boating safety officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
According to Teter, the Nebraska Boating Safety course is required of all power boat operators under the age of 18, which includes operators of personal watercraft and all other motorboats. The minimum age to operate a boat in Nebraska is 14. Beginning in 2012, this class will be required of operators born after Dec. 31, 1985.
Another option for completing the course is available this year, in which students may study the class materials at home, then attend a three-hour review session with proctored exam. This option is an alternative to students who cannot attend the full six-hour course.
In order to attend this test session, students must obtain study materials by calling Teter at (308) 754-7829 or (308) 440-1863 to preregister. Students then study and complete the materials to attend the review and test session. Students who have not pre-registered and completed the study materials will be denied admission to the review and test session. The registration deadline is July 21.
The $10 fee for this course has been waived. Each session runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For additional information, contact Teter at (308) 754-7829 or (308) 440-1863 or Shelly Mlnarik at (402) 485-2862.
For information on additional classes in Nebraska, visit www.outdoornebraska.org/boating.