Combined Basic Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft

This 9-hour course, taught by volunteers or employees of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Boating Division, is designed to fulfill the requirements for the Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate. The course also offers a diploma for the Personal Watercraft Operator’s Certificate. Upon successful completion of the course, the student can send or bring the diploma, along with an application for certificate and the appropriate fee, to any state DEEP office to obtain either the Safe Boating Certificate or the Personal Watercraft Operator’s Certificate. Students must attend all classes to qualify.
Boating questions? Call the DEEP Boating Office at 860.434.8638.

Summer and Fall 2020 classes are cancelled.

 6-9PM • Room 3-313 (Farmington Campus)
Fee for each 3-day course: $25 non-refundable

To Register Call 860-314-4700 or 860-773-1448

One-Day Combination Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Course

This single-session, 8-hour course, taught by Professional Marine Education, provides a certificate of completion as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation, which includes the Safe Boating Certificate. Upon successful completion of the course, the student can mail or deliver the diploma to any state DEEP office, and combined with an application for certificate (provided) and appropriate fee, qualifies the student to obtain the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation. The $50 certificate is a one-time, lifetime certification. 

Summer and Fall 2020 classes are cancelled.


Classes meet at:  [email protected], 430 North Main Street, Bristol
Fee: $89

To Register call 860-314-4700 or 860-773-1448


One-Day Coastal Navigation

Keep your investment “off the rocks” with a course in coastal navigation. Sharpen your boating skills and have the confidence to venture to new places off shore. This course is designed for those 12 years and older. Classes are small to ensure students develop hands-on charting and plotting skills using nautical charts, tools, and publications. Topics include: longitude and latitude; position fix; dead-reckoning; GPS and radar basics; compass deviation and variation, using plotting tools; marine time conversions; speed, distance and time calculations and cruise planning. Upon completion of the class, students will receive the DEEP Connecticut Coastal Boaters Endorsement sticker for their operating certificate. Students need to bring a calculator to class.
Prerequisite: basic safe boating course or instructor permission prior to the start of the course.

Sorry!  This class is not currently available.


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Click “Purchase a Hunting/Fishing License” and then click the START button.

Print the page that includes your Conservation ID number and bring it to class.

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To Register

Fill out the Continuing Education Registration Form and follow these instructions:

Registration Information

Course fees are payable at time of registration. No written confirmations are mailed. Once we receive your registration, you are assured of a place in class unless notified otherwise; attend the first class as scheduled.

Register by Facsimile: Complete registration form with VISA, MasterCard or Discover number and expiration date. Fax to 860.606.9732.

Register in Person:

Register by Mail:
Registration form and payment information (checks/money orders payable to Tunxis Community College) must reach us at least one week prior to the start of the course.

Mail to:
Tunxis Community College
Continuing Education Office
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Registration must be completed in full with payment information, date of birth and social security number.

For more information, contact Continuing Education at 860.773.1450.

Tunxis Main Campus (Farmington)