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The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is is the only free Online Boating Safety Course approved by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to satisfy the mandatory education requirements for boaters and PWC operators born on or after 7/1/1972.Approved by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Every Maryland boater who was born on or after 7/1/1972 must complete a course approved by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in order to operate on the waters of the state of Maryland. For more information on the boating laws in Maryland, click State Requirements above.

The BoatUS Foundation's Maryland Boating course consists of 6 lessons and a Final Exam. Each lesson has a 10-question quiz at the end to test your knowledge. The Final exam is 75 questions and you must pass with with a score of 80% or better.

To get your Boating Safety Certificate, follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Click Start Here above to view a short video on using our online course
  2. Create an account and enroll yourself in the Maryland Boating Safety Course from the Course Catalog
  3. Pass the course and print out your certificate of completion yourself for free - it's absolutely free to take the course and print your certificate.

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