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NEWS RELEASE 
June 27, 2011
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New Jersey boaters comply with law by taking Boat-ed.com's online boating safety course and boating test
Boat-ed.com promotes New Jersey boater education course.

DALLAS — A report released June 15, 2011, by the U.S. Coast Guard (http://www.uscgboating.org/) showed that recreational boating fatalities fell to a record low nationally in 2010. However, that trend wasn't reflected on New Jersey's waters, where eight people died in boating accidents last year.

Boat-ed.com urges everyone to do their part to make New Jersey boating more safe and enjoyable. It's easy to become an educated, responsible boater by completing the Boat New Jersey safe boating course. (www.boat-ed.com/NewJersey)

New Jersey has a mandatory boating education law. All persons who wish to operate a motorized vessel, including a personal watercraft, must possess a boating safety education certificate. Although it's often called a boating license (or jet ski license), the certificate isn't like a driver's license—it's good for life and never has to be renewed.

At boat-ed.com, boaters learn the official boat education content developed for the New Jersey State Police. 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.

One student wrote: "You have developed and presented a great course for the boating public. What a well organized and thoughtfully presented series of topics. And, even though I have been involved in the sport for a long time, a number of new and 'long-forgotten' topics have been made fresh once again." 

Students study the fast-paced boating safety course online when it fits their schedule. The course fee includes the boat course and required quizzes—there is no online boating license test. No payment is required until students pass the course. 

After passing the online boat license quizzes, students view and print an online course completion certificate, which serves as an admission ticket to the state-required in-person boating exam. Upon passing the boating exam, students may register online for the in-person exam. After passing the in-person exam, students are issued a New Jersey Boating Safety Education Certificate by the New Jersey State Police.

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 license or safety certification requirements, please 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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