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NEWS RELEASE 
June 24, 2011
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Boat-ed.com upgrades Ohio online boating safety course and boating license test

Boat-ed.com's online education course prepares Ohio students for safer boating.

DALLAS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is promoting the "Wear It Ohio!" program, a life jacket awareness campaign to encourage boaters to wear life jackets or inflatable vests anytime while boating. The campaign reinforces safety by loaning new inflatable life vests to more than 1,600 Ohio boaters.

However, wearing life jackets isn't the only way to stay safe on the water. Become an educated, responsible boater by completing the Boat Ohio safe boating course and make Ohio boating more safe and enjoyable. (www.boat-ed.com/Ohio)

At boat-ed.com, boaters learn the official boat education content developed for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. This safe boating course lets students get their Ohio boating license (or jet ski license) online to comply with Ohio law. The new-and-improved Boat Ohio 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 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 Ohio boating exam, students immediately print out a temporary boating license certificate. They receive their permanent card by mail.

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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