Boating weather is in the offing. Be sure that all of your boat operators have a boating safety certificate ahead of time. The certificate is required for any operator born after 1988 and is at least 12 years old. This includes personal watercraft. The certificate is issued by the TWRA and here is the procedure to follow.
First, go online or go to a license agency and buy a Type 600 permit for $10; this is your ticket to the exam. Be sure it is purchased in the student’s name.
Second, take a study course (usually no charge) from the TWRA Boat Tennessee Home Study Course, the U.S. Power Squadron, or the U.S. Coast Guard. Many classes are held locally that combine a study course with testing.
Third, take the TWRA’s monitored exam at the appointed time, which are listed by county and can be found at www.tn.gov/twra/topic/boating-safety or by calling 800-837-6012. The exam can be challenged without taking the study course but it is not easy.