Course Description

This is an 8-hour (HST) online course.

Learn about local ocean safety principles and practices--including historical, cultural, and customary practices of Hawaii’s ocean users, and rules regarding protected species and thrill craft operation in Hawaii. Effective January 2005 all recreational thrill craft (personal watercraft) operators in Hawaii must complete this certification class on the safe use and operation of a thrill craft.

This online course utilizes the Canvas learning management system to deliver course materials. Class will meet via video conferencing using Zoom.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of NASBLA–approved Safe Boating course and proof of certification 

• Active email address per participant (no sharing)
• Computer, Tablet (iPad, Galaxy, etc.) or Smartphone
• Access to high speed internet (min. 512k)
• Device with camera, microphone & speaker for video conferencing
• Most recent updated browsers
Zoom app

Verify your mariner credentials with the Division of Boater and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR).

Learner Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
1. Communicate an understanding of the history and development of personal watercraft (PWC) sports and activities.
2. List water safety skills and knowledge.
3. Identify national and state rules regarding safe vessel operations.
4. Understand equipment design, function and maintenance of personal water crafts.
5. Describe the customary practices and sports etiquette as they relate to PWC sports and activities.
6. Identify environmental and cultural issues as they relate to PWC sports and activities.



Please present certification of NASBLA & State approved Safe Boating in Hawaiian Waters or equivalent course.

NASBLA–approved Safe Boating courses 
Verify your existing mariner credentials with the Division of Boater and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR).

For assistance call (808) 235-7433. wccocet@hawaii.edu.

I understand that I must complete a Hawaii DLNR-approved Safe Boating course (see question 11 for a list of approved courses: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dobor/mandatory-boating-safety-education-qa/) or possess a USCG mariner credential prior to taking this class.
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9:30AM to 5:30PM
Dec 15, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Online Synchronous (Statewide)  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $135.00
Section Notes

This is an online, one-day, 8-hour (HST) course.
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE on Dec 13 at 11:59pm or earlier if sold out.

1) Proof of NASBLA & DLNR approved BOATING SAFETY card/certificate.
2) Completed WAIVER FORM. (2 pgs., must include participant signature on both pages, no blank fields)

All documents must be received prior to the day of your class. Course access to follow.
Directions on how to complete form without a scanner or printer.
Email to: wccocet@hawaii.edu

Questions: (808) 235-7433

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