The St James Parish Sheriff's Office in conjunction with The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries will be holding a boating safety course on March 9, 2013 from 8AM till 4PM.
Persons born after January 1, 1984, may not operate a motorboat or PWC powered by a motor in excess of 10 horsepower unless he or she has successfully completed a boating safety course.
These persons must be in possession of evidence of completion of the approved course whenever operating such a vessel.
Note: Previously, only persons born after January 1, 1988, were required to take a boating safety course. Due to this change in the law, persons born between January 1, 1984, and January 1, 1988, have until July 1, 2010, to complete a course successfully.
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 16 years to operate a personal watercraft (PWC).
It is also unlawful for a person who owns or has charge of a personal watercraft to knowingly permit a person under the age of 16 years to operate the PWC. It is illegal for a rental company to rent a personal watercraft to anyone under 16 years of age.
Pre-Registration Required Class size is limited Call (225) 562-2572 or Download form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: ST JAMES PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE Range & Training Facility Attn: Capt. Karl Melancon P.O. Box 83 Convent, LA 70723
St James Parish Sheriff's Office Range & Training Facility 29449 Sheriff Range Rd. Vacherie, LA