Safe Boating Classes

For 2020, because of COVID 19, the LTPO and the IDNR have made a joint decision to urge families who want to achieve their safe boating certificate to take the course online.  LTPO will not be holding face-to face classes at Patona Bay this year.  

There are a couple options available to you.

Go to and look for Indiana Safe Boating. There is no minimum age requirement to take the IDNR online course.  Studying can be at the student’s own pace; most students finish the course in just a few hours. Be aware there is a cost for the IDNR-certified course of $34.95.  Upon completing the class,  provide proof of completion (IDNR certificate) to Dan Drook ( ) for reimbursement.

Go to BoatUS Foundation’s website at The BoatUS Foundation’s online course is the only free online boating safety course approved by the IDNR.

Download printed materials for boating laws and regulations.  Help is available seven days a week, by calling 800-830-2268 or 214-351-0461. Enjoy the water, feel secure that you have contributed to know the rules of boating,

Best of Success and see you on the water,
Dan Drook, Chairman of Safe Boating

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