Highway patrol to offer Missouri boating safety courses

The Missouri Highway Patrol’s Troop A has scheduled several boating safety courses for this spring and summer.

The courses will be held March 22, May 28 and Sept. 13 at the Harry S. Truman Visitor Center, 2907 Visitor Center Road in Warsaw, Mo.

Training run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and students must be present to meet the requirements for the boating safety card.

The course is free, but people must pre-register online because seating is limited and in case the course is canceled.

To register for the course or for a list of where other courses are offered, go to

Boater Safety Education Certification

section on the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website.

Missouri law requires people born after Jan. 1, 1984, to carry a boating safety certification card along with a picture identification anytime they operate a vessel, including personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes, according to the release.

Those who pass the course are eligible to order a boating safety certification card, which costs $15.