PRSC is committed to safety on the water--whether boating wading or fishing from shore. Every year the Potomac River and its tributaries claim one or more individual. It is important to respect the power of moving water, to know and follow the regulations of the jurisdiction you happen to be in at any given time, and to use common sense.
Virginia Boating Safety Education Requirement
In 2007, the Virginia General Assembly enacted a law
establishing requirements for boating safety education.
This requirement will be phased in over several years.
Virginia Boating Safety Education Compliance
Requirement Phase-in Schedule Operators must
meet the requirements as follows:
Personal Watercraft (PWC) "Jet-Ski"
PWC, age 20 or younger, July 1, 2009
PWC, age 35 or younger, July 1, 2010
PWC, age 50 or younger, July 1, 2011
PWC, ALL ages by July 1, 2012
Motorboat (MB) 10hp and greater
MB, age 20 or younger, July 1, 2011
MB, age 30 or younger, July 1, 2012
MB, age 40 or younger, July 1, 2013
MB, age 45 or younger, July 1, 2014
MB, age 50 or younger, July 1, 2015
MB, ALL ages, July 1, 2016
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