Boating License Course 100% Money Back Guarantee

Boat Safe Connecticut, LLC educators pride themselves with the instruction provided at the appropriate educational level to each student in the classroom. If you need special accommodations we will assist you to the best of our ability.

In the rare occurrence a student fails the course, we refund 100% of your class fee, and we allow you to attend as many future classes as you choose at no additional charge. Our instructors work with you to determine in what areas you require additional assistance and will provide educational support to any student that has "special needs or considerations" brought to our attention.

Private Classes: Taught when and where you want!

Cost varies by # of students

For your convenience, private classes can be held within days of initial contact. Costs are: $489.00 for up to 4 students, $89.00 for each additional student. No limit to number of students. Classes are eight hours, held in a day or evening format, and conducted over one or more days to meet your requirements. After passing, students will be able to immediately purchase and print their license from the CT D.E.E.P. website.

Public Classes

$89 per student

All Boat Safe Connecticut sponsored public classes are $89.00 per student, are eight hours in length, and are held throughout Connecticut at various Yacht Clubs and Marinas, Sporting Goods and Boating stores, Town Halls, Fire Departments, Senior Centers and Park & Rec. Departments (Note: Towns and Park & Rec. Departments and Yacht Clubs may set their own prices). Late registration/walk-ins are accommodated with space available.

​Audit Option

$25 per student

This option is for individuals either with or without prior certification who are not interested in obtaining a "Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation" but want to learn the basics of boating to be a guest of others, or wish to refresh their knowledge of boating safety and operation. In addition, use this option to add the "jet-ski" operator certification to your current "Safe Boating Certificate." All former Boat Safe Connecticut students are welcome to audit any future class for free.

Educational Presentations/Consultations; Hands-on training; Captain Services

$75.00/hour; 2.5 hour minimum; Travel charges may apply.

Confidence operating your own boat - launching, docking, navigating, more! Boat Safe Connecticut is certified by the National Safe Boating Council for its 'Open Water Boat Control' & 'Close Quarters Boat Control' hands-on training performed under the direct supervision of a NSBC instructor and U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain. Travel charges may apply.

We offer Captain's Services by USCG licensed Captains for charters, on-water vessel transport between US locations & new vessel on-water deliveries.

Boat Safe Connecticut will come to your location to instruct private classes at a time and place convenient for you - in your rec room, entertainment room, garage or outdoors in a yard at your request. We go to any teaching site and are completely self contained with our presentation and materials needed, and can present and administer the class from a very small 'footprint'. Immediate submission of your results to the state DEEP and guiding you through the purchase and printing of your license with your own connected device can be accomplished at the end of class so you will have your license in hand before we depart your location.

Boat Safe Connecticut has specialized in private, in-person classes since our inception.

Be safe. Stay safe.

Class Costs

Marinas, Park & Rec. Departments, Sailing Clubs, Summer Camps, Waterski Clubs, Yacht Clubs...

Plan for your off season winter classes and 2023 classes now!

Contact us for special pricing for your group and for all boating instruction.


Boat Safe Connecticut accepts Venmo, personal & business checks, and cash for payments.

​Additional costs

The only additional expense a student will incur to obtain their C.P.W.O. (Boating License) is a one-time processing fee paid directly to the State of Connecticut D.E.E.P. via debit or credit card (MasterCard or Visa logo) in the amount of $50.00. Once purchased, you can go back to the D.E.E.P. website any time in the future to download and print additional copies of your C.P.W.O. at no additional cost.​​