LINDEN — The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services is sponsoring a one-day boat safety certification course, approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, on Saturday, May 12, at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen St., Linden, beginning at 8 a.m. The course takes eight hours to complete and is open to all New Jersey residents. (This includes break and exam time, so bring your lunch.)
The fee is $75 and you must register by April 3, at one of Linden’s Recreation Centers (John T. Gregorio Recreation Center-330 Helen St., Community Center Building -605 So. Wood Ave., Linden Multi-Purpose Center-1025 John St.) or on line at www.linden-nj.org by clicking onto CommunityPass. Course participants must be at least 14 years of age.
Each registered individual will receive a study book, and will be required to take an examination at the end of the course. Upon attaining a passing grade, a Boating Safety Certificate for the State of New Jersey and the NASBLA will be issued to all participants 16 years of age and older. Participants under 16 years of age will have their certificates mailed to them on their 16th birthday.
The course instructor has been teaching boat safety courses for the past 20 years and has a Master United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine License for near coastal waters. He and the course have been approved by the N.J. State Police and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
For further information on the Boat Safety Certification Course, call Linden Recreation at 1-908-474-8600 or go to www.linden-nj.org and click onto Recreation.
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