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June 23, 2011
For immediate release prepares North Carolina boaters with new online boating safety course and boat license exam teams with state to educate boaters. 

DALLAS — The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has announced the state's annual free fishing day is July 4. Residents and nonresidents may fish on July 4 in all of North Carolina's public waters, including coastal waters, without purchasing a fishing license.

For those who plan to fish for free at sites that are accessible by boat, now is the perfect time to make North Carolina boating safe and enjoyable. Become an educated, responsible boater by completing the Boat North Carolina safe boating course. (,

At, boaters learn the official boating education content developed for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. With this safe boater course, students earn their North Carolina boating license (or jet ski license) online to comply with North Carolina law. The new-and-improved Boat North Carolina 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. Students set up a free account and log in or out as they wish. The online boating exam fee includes the boat course, unit quizzes, and unlimited attempts at the online boating license test. No payment is required until students pass the final boating exam.

After passing the North Carolina boating exam, students immediately print out a temporary certificate. They receive their permanent North Carolina boating safety education certificate by mail.

As an added bonus, students who send a copy of their boating safety course certificate (or boating license, as it's sometimes called) to their insurance agency might be eligible for a discount on boat or personal watercraft insurance.

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

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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

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