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NEWS RELEASE 
June 24, 2011
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Boat-ed.com launches enhanced Washington online boating safety course and boat license exam

Boat-ed.com helps Washington boaters get safe and get certified.

DALLAS — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission's Boating
Program is reminding boaters to be safe, know the law, and always wear life jackets when boating. 

In 2010, there were 18 boating fatalities in Washington state. Don't become a statistic. Become a more educated, responsible boater by completing the Boat Washington safe boating course, and make Washington boating safe and enjoyable. (www.boat-ed.com/Washington)

At boat-ed.com, boaters learn the official boat education content developed for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. This safe boating course lets students get their Washington boating license (or jet ski license) online to comply with Washington law. 

The new-and-improved Boat Washington 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 boater exam.

After passing the Washington boating exam, students may immediately print out a temporary 60-day Washington Certificate of Course Completion, which qualifies them to apply for a lifetime Washington Boater Education Card. Check out the FAQs (www.boat-ed.com/Washington) for the final steps to get a state-issued boating license.

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/.

Recreational Online Safety Education
www.boat-ed.com
www.hunter-ed.com
www.bowhunter-ed.com
www.offroad-ed.com
www.snowmobile-ed.com