In making plans for summer boating trips, it would be smart to also include plans for Utah's Personal Watercraft Education Course.

Utah law provides the opportunity for youths 12 through 17 to operate a personal watercraft if they meet the following conditions:

1. Persons 12 through 17 must successfully complete Utah's PWC Education Course and carry their certificate with them whenever they operate.

2. Youths ages 12 through 15, must also operate under the direct supervision of a person who is 18 years of age or older.

3. PWC operators who are less than 18 years of age, who have not met the above requirements, may not operate a PWC unless a person who is at least 18 years old accompanies them on board the PWC.

To register and enroll in Utah's PWC Education Course, contact the Utah State Parks and Recreation Boating Hotline at 801-538-2628 or 800-743-3792 from areas outside of the Salt Lake calling area.