Do you know that the Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department (TPWD) regulations require anyone
under the age of 18 to pass “a TPWD certified
boater education course and carry a photo I.D. if
they operate a vessel powered by a motor of 10
horsepower or more or a windblown vessel over 14
feet in length unless they are accompanied by a
person at least 18 years of age” ?
Do you know that “children under 13 are specifically
prohibited from operating a Personal Water Craft
(PWC) unless accompanied on board by a person
at least 18 years old” ?
Your children and grandchildren aged 13 through17
can legally operate boats and PWCs if they
complete and pass a TPWD certified boater
education course. In addition to you being safer
boaters, this completion will make you both legal
and can possibly avoid additional fines to the owner
of the vessel in which a violation occurs.