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June 27, 2011
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Comply with the law and make Maryland waters safer by taking Maryland's online boating safety course and boat license exam reminds boaters that boating education saves lives.

DALLAS — Two boaters drowned in separate Maryland boating accidents on June
24 and 25, 2011 ( These tragic accidents serve as grim reminders that simple safety precautions can save lives. Boaters who understand the capacity limits of their vessels and wear personal flotation devices can prevent drowning.

These safety topics and more are covered in the Boat Maryland safe boating course. enables boaters who enjoy Maryland waterways to learn how to be more safe and responsible. (

At, boaters learn the official boat education content developed for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The online boating course lets students get their Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate to comply with Maryland law. 

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. The Boat Maryland course 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® includes more than an hour of streaming video with 45 exciting on-the-water action sequences. 

One student said: "The videos drove the point home or provided a review. This was way better than sitting in a classroom, and I liked the fact that you could do it in your own time!" 

Another student's father wrote: "I just wanted to say thanks for providing a great online course for safe boating for my 10-year-old son. With this certificate, he will be able to legally operate a little electric motor on his 8-foot sailboat, so we'll be doing some crabbing this summer with him running his own line."

Students study the fast-paced boating education 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 two attempts at the online boating license test. No payment is required until students pass the final boater exam.

After passing the Maryland boating exam, students immediately print out a temporary certificate and get on the water. They receive their permanent boating safety education certificate (or boating license, as it's sometimes called) 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

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

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