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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Maryland Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate.

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The following persons born after July 1, 1972, also are exempted from the boating education requirements:

  • Anyone licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to operate a commercial vessel
  • Persons visiting Maryland for 90 days or less in a vessel from a foreign country
  • Residents of another state boating on Maryland waters for 60 days or less in a vessel properly registered in their home state who:
    • Are at least 16 years of age or…
    • Have proof that they have passed a boating safety education course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.