The BoatU.S. Foundation's Free Online Course is approved to meet the Maryland Mandatory Education Requirements for boaters born after July 1, 1972.
You must PASS all seven lessons before August 5, 2019 in order to receive your certificate of completion. At that time, all incomplete courses will be deleted in order to move to a new system. All certificates of completion will transfer, but course data will not.
For more information see this state's Mandatory Education and Age Requirements.
Order a plastic, wallet-sized Maryland State Boater Card for $13. You can still print your certificate of completion free of charge OR you can order a plastic card for just $13 once you've completed the course. Please allow 3-4 weeks for the delivery of your plastic card.
You will need to carry your printed completion certificate or plastic certification card on board while operating your vessel.
This Boating Safety Course for Maryland boaters covers everything from Navigation Aids and Emergency Situations to Rules of the Road and Required Equipment. Each of the seven chapters includes a quiz at the end for you to test your knowledge. After reviewing all chapters, you will take a 75 question final exam including 10 questions specific to the boating laws in Maryland. Pass the exam with a score of 80% or better and you will then be able to print your certificate of completion.
Use the worksheets below as a guide to help you take notes as you go through each of the lessons. These worksheets are only meant as a guide and do not replace the course content or quizzes themselves.