A Division Of The
Department of Public Safety
Public Information and Education Division - PO Box 568 - Jefferson City, MO 65102

For further information please contact: Sgt. Shane M. Hux
(816) 387-2345, x3847

July 26, 2023

EMPHASIS: Troop H Offers Boating Safety Course

Captain Shawn P. Skoglund, commanding officer Troop H, announces Troop H is offering a boating safety course. This approved course meets the national boating educational standard.

Missouri law requires everyone born after January 1, 1984, who operates a vessel on Missouri lakes to possess a certified boating safety education card. This includes personal watercraft operators.

This course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 19, 2023, at Troop H Headquarters, 3525 North Belt Highway, in St. Joseph, Missouri. There will be a break for lunch, but it will not be provided. The classroom course provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol is free, but registration is required. For more information, to register for the course, or to obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered, you may visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/WP02Web/app/safetyEdClasses. Troop H Headquarters contact number is (816) 387-2345.

Participants who successfully pass the course will be eligible to order a boater safety certification card for $15. The boater safety certification card does not expire and does not need to be renewed.

Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others. Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgement, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear it!!