Obtaining Boating Safety Certification

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How can I obtain my boating safety certification?

Obtaining Boating Safety Certification

The first step in boating safety is passing a boating safety test and receiving a boating safety certification. Potential boaters can obtain a boating safety certification on-line through a boating safety course that is sanctioned by individual states. Official boating education courses offer boaters access to a boating safety manual that is developed according to individual state's specifications. A boating certification card will be issued to anyone that passes the official boating safety exam.

  • Manuals can typically be downloaded from the Internet.
  • Boaters can choose to take the exam in the comfort of their own home for a fee.
  • Some courses offer home study VHS and DVD education videos.
  • Potential boaters can also find out information about boating safety courses in their area.



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