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Jan. 12, 2012
For immediate release meets new NASBLA standards for online course delivery

All courses meet the new online delivery standard adopted by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), which requires students to study a minimum of three hours. This change went into effect Jan. 1, 2012. courses, which are approved by NASBLA and the state boating safety agencies responsible for boater education, were reconfigured to meet additional requirements. As a result, students in every state must:
• Visit every page in the course
• Take mandatory quizzes at the end of each chapter
• Complete the 3-hour course before taking the final exam

"We fully support and even pushed for these changes to NASBLA's standards. In fact, we implemented them in many of our courses long before the Jan. 1, 2012, deadline," said Kurt Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey, parent company of Boat Ed®. "Boat Ed is committed to ensuring our students take the time to really learn this life-saving information."

Learning at is reinforced by several other strategies including detailed illustrations, interactive animations and videos that help students understand safe boating skills such as casting off and docking, understanding traffic laws on the water, dealing with emergencies and more. Students taking the online boating safety course at learn the same material that's taught in the classroom.

Students who must receive their boater education certificate to obtain a boating license pay a one-time fee, which is due only if they pass the test. Students can take the test as many times as they need to pass it. 

After passing the exam at, students in most states can print out the temporary certificate and begin enjoying safe boating, though students are encouraged to read the instructions at for their particular state. The state agency responsible for boater education will issue students' permanent certificate.

The recognized leader in boating safety, Boat Ed is an official provider of print and Internet boating safety courses for 49 states, plus the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. For more information, visit

About Kalkomey
Kalkomey, parent company of, is the official provider of recreational safety education materials for all 50 states. Our print and Internet courses have been providing official safety certification since 1995. We provide safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle (ORV) and snowmobile operation. For more information, visit