News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Required Courses for Maryland Boaters

TheMaryland Department of Natural Resourceswill host two freeBoating Safety Educationclasses on March 16 and March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover.Attendees need only attend one class to get their certification.

Courses will be taught by Natural Resources Police and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members and will be accessible for both English and Spanish speakers.Free life jackets will be awarded to all who pass the final exam.


Anyone born on or after July 1, 1972 who operates a motorized boat on Maryland waters must carry a valid certificate of boating safety.

Free lunch, drinks and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. To register for the class, call and leave a message at 443-562-1512 or

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