MOCC - Motorboat Operator Certification Course


NOTE: The Motorboat Operator Certification Course is scheduled through the Regional Watercraft Safety Coordinators. View CLASS DATES/LOCATIONS and the contact person for your region. DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION THROUGH DOI TALENT FOR THIS COURSE.

Summary and Objectives:

This course gives participants the training required to permit the operation of Service-owned watercraft. It reviews minimum requirements for safe operation of motorboats and includes a review of legal requirements, preparations, navigation, operations, emergency procedures, rescue, self-rescue, trailering, fire suppression, and basic seamanship. The course includes both classroom and on-the-water instruction. There is an on-the-water practical exam during which the student must demonstrate certain skills to pass as well as a written exam with a passing grade of 70 required.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide attendees with specific skills and knowledge that will allow them to make an informed decision about their own safety, the safety of any crew member, as well as the safety of the vessel.
  • Familiarize attendees with state-of-the-art watercraft safety equipment and other gear, through demonstration and actual use.
  •  Allow attendees to demonstrate, through written examination and physical demonstration, that they have an adequate grasp of motorboat handling techniques and knowledge to safely operate a motorboat in a normal work environment.
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