Cheboygan County Offering ORV, Boater Safety Classes

Cheboygan County Sheriff Dale Clarmont is offering free ORV and boater safety classes this May.

The ORV Safety Class will be held Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The minimum age to attend both classes is 12-years-old.

Any ORV operator aged 16 and younger riding on public or private land is required to pass an approved ORV safety course.

The Marine Safety Class will be held Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The minimum age to attend both classes is 12-years-old.

Any motorized boat operator born after June 30, 1996 is required by law to pass an approved boater safety course, as well as carry a boater safety certificate.

Additionally, boater education is also required for all PWC operators born after Dec. 31, 1978.

Both classes will be held in the Cheboygan County Commissioner’s Room (north entrance of the County Building).

Parents and adults are encouraged to attend and take the course. Students will also need to bring their own lunch and attend the entire class.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

To register for these classes, click here. Each interested student will need to sign up for an account on the Michigan DNR safety course website.

Once an account is created, scroll down and click “up coming events” for the safety course type you are interested in.

Then you can find classes taking place in the area. Once you find a class you are interested in taking, click view, and then register now.

If you have any questions, contact Sgt. Earl Manuel, Recreational Division Commander at 231-627-8888.