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Alabama Traffic Safety Center

Boating Safety

 The Alabama Traffic Safety Center, located at the University of Montevallo, offers an eight hour course throughout the year. The course acquaints boaters with the laws, rules, and procedures for safe boat operation in Alabama.

Successful completion of the course and exam makes a person eligible for the Alabama boating license endorsement, as mandated by the Alabama Boating Safety Reform Act of 1994. As of April 28, 1999, Alabama boaters are required to have the vessel endorsement on their driver's license.

These courses are offered through the cooperation of the Alabama Marine Police, who provide the Alabama Boating Basics book and other literature free of charge to all course participants.

Course Details
Eight hours total class time
3 weeknights over two weeks
Must be at least 12 years of age
Limited enrollment
First-come, first served
Must be pre-registered

Scheduling A Course
Any school, church, company or other groups may schedule a Boating Safety Course. With a minimum of 20 pre-paid participants, arrangements can be made to hold the course at your site. In this case, a suitable room for conducting class would need to be provided. These courses need to be scheduled in advance.

For more information contact:
Vickie Terry or Byron Partridge
Alabama Traffic Safety Center
University of Montevallo
Station 6740
Montevallo, AL 35115-6000
(205) 665-6740

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Monday - Friday