Ohio Boater Education Course

Under Ohio law, persons who were born on or after January 1, 1982, who operate a boat in Ohio powered by more than 10 horsepower must provide proof of boater education.  There are several ways to meet this requirement, one of which is by taking and passing an approved boating education course.

PHASTAR offers the Ohio Boater Education Course (OBEC) in a classroom environment. Typically, OBEC is taught over a two day period for about 4 hours per day.  Our instructors are trained and approved by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to offer this course, and have many years of experience boating.

Courses that are open to the public are listed on our website and announced on social media. We also offer “private” courses for specific groups. If you or your group is interested in taking an Ohio Boater Education Course, please contact our Maritime Director of Operations, Carl Walker at cwalker@phastar.org for further information.