South Carolina Boating Education Class
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
Take James Island connector from downtown to James Island. Exit on Harborview Rd., curve to the right. Road will deadend at Ft. Johnson Rd., make a left and continue onto Ft. Johnson Compound, make first left turn. Park in lot to the left and proceed to classroom in the back to the right of breezeway.
Boaters under 16 years of age are required by law to pass an approved boating education course before operating, without supervision, a personal watercraft (jet ski) or a boat powered by a motor of 15 horsepower or more. The South Carolina Boater Education Course is recommended for motivated students 12 years of age and older with good reading and comprehension skills who want to learn more about the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. Course materials are on a 6th-grade reading level.A typical Boater Education Course lasts 6-8 hours with exam time, depending on the class location and instructor.NOTICE TO PARENTS: Students under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.