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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Pennsylvania Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate.

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The following restrictions apply to the operation of PWCs on Pennsylvania’s public waters.

  • A person 11 years of age or younger may not operate a PWC legally.
  • Anyone operating a PWC on Pennsylvania public waters must have in their possession a Boating Safety Education Certificate.
  • A person 12 through 15 years of age may not operate a PWC legally with any passengers 15 years of age or younger on board.
  • It is illegal to rent a PWC to anyone under 16 years of age. No one under 16 years of age may operate a rented PWC.