Posted on December 10, 2020
Do you have a young boater in your family that’s ready to get started on the water? Are you hoping for a refresher course to keep your waterfront safety skills fresh in the off-season? BoatUS Foundation can help with boating courses.
BoatUS Foundation is an organization that strives to keep waterways as safe and clean as possible through education and support for partner organizations. Among their offerings for residential boaters are boating safety classes—and they’re the only organization that offers free courses specifically tailored to each state.
Each state’s course will look a little different: the estimated course time, nature of the lessons and tests, education requirements, and certificate info will probably differ between states just because of the laws and regulations. However, each of the courses is recognized and approved by NASBLA, the U.S. Coast Guard, and each state’s boating license agency, which means you’ll get the exact education you need for your water.
The courses are also very accessible. The lessons, quizzes, and exams are all online (optimized for laptop and desktop performance), which means you can take them anywhere. Complete the class at your own pace to help you stay on the right course for your next season of safe boating.
The BoatUS Foundation website has all of the information you need to know about your state’s boating safety course, including questions and answers about each course that can be found on their FAQ page.
ShoreMaster has been a waterfront industry leader for decades. We want to make sure that your time on the water is as memorable as possible for all the right reasons and encourage safe boating and shoreline habits. For more information on boat docks, boat lift systems, and other accessories to make your boating season great, contact a local ShoreMaster dealer.