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Become an Instructor

Want to learn more about teaching boating safety or pick up some new ideas? The Alaska Office of Boating Safety provides instructor training that can be adapted to your needs. Choices range from the three day Alaska Water Wise Instructor course to a one-day Kids Don't Float instructor training session.

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Instructor Training

The Office of Boating Safety provides boating safety instructor training for those interested in teaching Alaska Water Wise or other boating safety classes in their communities. The 24-hour instructor course includes Alaska Water Wise, methods of instruction training and practice teaching.

For more information or to schedule an instructor course in your community, please contact Joseph McCullough, Program Coordinator.

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-   In the last 10 years, 105 more Alaskans died in recreational boating accidents than died in commercial fishing.   -  9 of 10 of those who died were adult males   -  5 of 6 experience a capsize or fall overboard into Alaska's cold water   -  3 of 4 involve powerboats   -  Half are in salt water, half in fresh water   -  9 of 10 involve boats under 26 feet in length  - 5 of 6 fatalities are swamping, capsizing and falling overboard