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May 18, 2011
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Boat-ed.com launches new Alabama online boating safety course and boat license exam

Boat-ed.com announces major enhancements to Alabama's boater education course in time for National Safe Boating Week.

DALLAS — National Safe Boating Week begins May 21, making it the perfect time to do your part to make Alabama boating more safe and enjoyable. Become an educated, responsible boater by completing the Boat Alabama safe boating course and practice what you learn. (www.boat-ed.com/Alabama)

At boat-ed.com, boaters learn the official boat education content developed for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This safe boating course allows students to receive their Alabama boating license (or jet ski license) online to comply with Alabama law. The new-and-improved Boat Alabama course now offers the highest quality online experience—less text, plenty of interactive reviews and practice, and on-the-water videos.

The course allows students to move quickly through short segments designed for bite-sized reading and quick comprehension. Learning is reinforced with interactive animations so students feel like they're on the water as they study casting off and docking, rescue techniques, the "Circle of Death," and other boating safety course topics.

Best of all, Boat Ed® has added more than an hour of streaming video with 45 exciting on-the-water action sequences. Produced during a 10-month period at a cost of $250,000, Boat Ed's video was shot with state-of-art equipment (jib arm cameras, specialized camera boats, gyro stabilizers) and professional talent (40 actors/extras, 10 camera crew members, and professional boat and PWC operators). 

Getting a boating license online has never been so fun or convenient. Students study the fast-paced boating safety course online when it fits their schedule — setting up a free account and logging in or out as they wish. The online boating test fee includes the boat course, unit quizzes, and unlimited attempts at the online boating license test. No payment is required until the student passes the final boater exam.

After passing the Alabama boating exam, students will receive a boating course certificate of completion from the Alabama Marine Police by mail. Check out the course instructions (www.boat-ed.com/Alabama) for the final steps to get a state-issued boating license.

As an added bonus, passing the Alabama online boating course could make boaters eligible for a discount on their boat or personal watercraft insurance. Boaters are advised to send a copy of the boating education certificate (or boating license, as it's sometimes called) to their insurance agency.

The recognized leader in boating safety, Boat Ed is the official and exclusive provider of print and Internet boating safety courses for 49 states, plus the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. For more information about boater's license or safety certification requirements, visit www.boat-ed.com.

About Kalkomey
Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc. is the official provider of recreational safety education materials for all 50 states. Our print and Internet safety courses have been providing official safety certification for states since 1995. We provide safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle (ORV) and snowmobile operation. For more information, visit the Kalkomey Enterprises website at www.kalkomey.com/.

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