Boating Safety

sailboats on the water at sunsetReplacement Card Request

(Boat MD Classroom Course Only)

If you have previously taken and passed a Maryland Basic Boating course or the Maryland equivalency exam, you may request a replacement card by providing the following information by e-mail, fax or mail:

  • Full Name (as provided at the Boater Safety Class)
  • Current Mailing Address
  • Date of birth (Month, Day and Year)
  • Exact year and county in which you took the course, if known
  • Day time phone number

Fax Number: (410) 643-1485
Mailing Address:

Maryland Natural Resources Police
305 Marine Academy Drive, Suite 1
Stevensville, MD 21666

There is no charge for this service. Please allow 2 weeks for the replacement card to be mailed to you. We do not fax copies of cards. If you have taken the course in another state, you will have to contact that state agency to issue you a duplicate card. Maryland recognizes all other states Boating Safety Education certificates as long as the course has been approved by NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators). Please allow two weeks for receipt of the replacement card.

Replacement Card Request

(On-line Classes Only)

If you have previously taken and passed a boating safety course on line, you may request a replacement card by contacting one of the three providers listed below.  The Maryland Natural Resources Police do not issue replacement cards for on-line classes.

For more information, please call (410) 643-8502.

  • Boat Ed: 1-800-830-2268
  • Boater Exam: 1-866-764-2628
  • Boat US Foundation: 1-800-245-2628 or 703-461-2878

For those who have taken the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadron course, you must contact them directly for a replacement card.


Click here for the Boating Safety Course Schedule