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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 Joe McCullough.

Joe McCullough
Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation
Office of Boating Safety
550 W. 7th Avenue, #1380
Anchorage, AK 99501-3561
Phone: (907) 269-8704
Fax: (907) 269-8907
email: Joe McCullough

  Alaska's boating fatalities: 9 of 10 were not wearing a life jacket, or were never found   -  5 of 6 followed a capsize, swamping, ejection, or fall overboard, into Alaska's cold water   -  9 of 10 were adult males -  9 of 10 involved boats under 26 feet in length  -  3 of 4 involved powerboats