Boating

 

Whether you are a Jet-Ski jockey, plan to pilot a 65-ft. yacht, or want to operate any other recreational motorized vessel (or a sailboat over 19.5 ft. powered by sail alone) in our state waters, you need a Connecticut Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation.

At NVCC, we offer two convenient ways for you to get your certificate.

​Choose from:

  • a one-day Saturday course instructed by Professional Marine Services 
  • 4-session weeknight option instructed by Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) volunteers.

 

Our courses fulfill the requirements for the Connecticut Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Certificate.  Successful completion will allow the student to obtain a Connecticut Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation, which enable them to operate recreational vessels up to 65 feet in length including Jet Skis.  Course fee doesn't not include the one-time lifetime license fee.  Prior to taking a boating class, each student must obtain a conservation number.  See instruction under important information tab.  Students should bring a pen or pencil to class.  

Important Information

NEW  Prior to taking a boating class each student must create an account online and obtain a conservation number.  Start here. Read, scroll to bottom of page and click the START button.  Create an account, print the page that includes your Conservation ID number and bring it to class.  Once your score is entered into the DEEP system, you will use your account to purchase and print the certificate after class.

How to Register

Waterbury Campus

Walk In:

NVCC, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT
Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration,
Founder's Hall, Center for Health Science, Room F323
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get Directions to NVCC

Mail:
Complete the registration form and send with payment to:

NVCC
Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration,
Room F323
750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708-3011

Fax:
Fax registration form with credit card information to 203-575-8243.
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Phone:
Call 203-575-8029
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
MC/Visa/Discover only

Danbury Campus

Walk In:

190 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810-7805
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get Directions to NVCC

Mail:

Complete the registration form and send with payment to:

NVCC Danbury Campus
190 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810-7805

Fax:
Fax registration form with credit card information to 203-575-8243.
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Phone:
Call 203-437-9699
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Program Coordinator
Laurie L Hornbecker
203-575-8031 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: Founders
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
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