Friday, June 3, 2011

Boating Safety: Online Boat License Courses

Getting a boat license online!
© 2011 Albert A Rasch and
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles

Get Your Boating License Online
and Boat Safely

Well my good friends,

Summer is almost here and boating season will soon be in full throttle throughout our great Nation! Millions of people take to the waters throughout the boating season to enjoying our oceans and waterways.

But are you truly prepared? Have you taken the proper precautions and educated yourself on the in and outs of safe vessel operation?

I got to thinking about this when I bumped into a couple of articles from this past summer relating some terrible boating accidents that resulted from a simple lack of familiarity with basic boating rules and regulations.

I took a few moments and looked around the internet for some education material to share with you. I found the good people at who offer online boat license classes to help you educate yourself.

Offering many online courses, provides boat license course and official boating exams, and is the leading provider of online boater education and certification in the USA and Canada.

BoaterExam has also teamed up with Mariner's Learning System™ to offer an online Coast Guard Captain's License Course. That's right, you can earn your Captain's Boat License online, through

That's not all, they offer many state approved licenses as well. BoaterExam has fully animated and interactive boating safety courses and boat license tests online and their official state courses are approved in nearly 40 states.

For my own home state of Florida, they have an FWC approved Florida Safety Card. Instead of the term Boat License, Florida refers to its mandatory proof of education as a Boater Safety Education ID Card. Unlike a "license", a boater education card does not expire and does not need to be renewed. Therefore, although the term is often used, it is technically incorrect to call the card a Florida Boat License.

I learned all that on!

I would strongly urge you to look into some of their offerings. Safety is something one should invest time and energy in; the rewards are far greater, not only for you, but for your loved ones as well.

Think about it.
Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
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Albert Rasch,HunterThough he spends most of his time writing and keeping the world safe for democracy, Albert was actually a student of biology. Really. But after a stint as a lab tech performing repetitious and mind-numbing processes that a trained capuchin monkey could do better, he never returned to the field. Rather he became a bartender. As he once said, "Hell, I was feeding mice all sorts of concoctions. At the club I did the same thing; except I got paid a lot better, and the rats where bigger." He has followed the science of QDM for many years, and fancies himself an aficionado. If you have any questions, or just want to get more information, reach him via TheRaschOutdoorChronicles(at)MSN(dot)com.


Michael Spinelli said...

I will make a journey there and see what it has!

Mike S

Bob S said...

Safety on the water is everyone's responsiblity but more so the boat's Captain! Small or large, it's a big responsibility, and training for it never hurts, as a matter of fact it helps, helps a lot.

You've brought up an important topic, and I am glad you have.

Your friend,
Big Bob