Boating Safety Course Certification Details

Boating Safety Course Certification

General Info - Statewide Certification

This certification is required for anyone born on or after July 1, 1972 and want to purchase a boating license in the state of Maryland. Classes can be found on the DNR Website

Online courses are also acceptable if they are a NASBLA approved course. Replacement certificates can be requested through the Safety Education office at 410-643-8502, or by email

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Obtaining the Certification

Ready to get your certification? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Pass the Maryland Boating Equivalent Exam. Failure to pass the examination after two attempts will require a student to attend a classroom course in order obtain the Certificate of Boating Safety Education.

Apply for the Certification

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

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Certification Issuer - Information

Who issues the certification?

Department of Natural Resources

Contact Information

Tiffaney Palmatary


Tel: (410) 643-8502 / Fax: (410) 643-1485

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