100% District of Columbia‐Approved Boating Safety Course
A course on safe and responsible boating approved by the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, Harbor Patrol
unlimited exam attempts
District of Columbia-Approved Boating Course
The District of Columbia Boat Ed Course is approved and accepted by the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, Harbor Patrol.
United States Coast Guard Recognized
The District of Columbia Boat Ed Course is recognized by the United States Coast Guard as meeting the standards of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program.
USCG Auxiliary Course Provider
Boat Ed is the only boater safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the uniformed, civilian volunteer arm of the United States Coast Guard.
The District of Columbia Boat Ed Course is approved by the U.S. Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and meets U.S. Boating Education Standards.
NASBLA is a U.S. nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
The NASBLA standards are intended to prescribe the minimum body of knowledge necessary to effect safe, legal, and enjoyable boating. In addition, the proposed standard of care is predicated on reducing risks in recreational boating based on empirical accident and boating violation statistics.
District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, Harbor Patrol
550 Water St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
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