DNR In-Person Safety Education and Certification Classes Will Resume
Safety Protocols Must Be Followed for Boating, Hunting, and Trapping Courses
Beginning in August and September, the Maryland Natural Resources Police will resume in-person safety education and certification classes. For all classes, face coverings and social distancing will be required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and assure the safety of students and instructors. Read more...
The Safety Education and Outreach Unit has been working tirelessly to continue to provide the best possible education for recreational boaters during this difficult time. The MD Basic Boating Course, normally offered in the classroom, is now being offered on-line VIRTUALLY, with a live instructor. These virtual classes offer the same high standard of instruction as the classroom except there is no travel time and you can relax at home while taking the course. All courses are taught by independent Agreement Groups contracted to follow the guidelines associated with offering the Maryland Basic Boating course. These guidelines are set by NASBLA (the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) in conjunction with the State and, a certificate of boating safety is awarded to all those students who pass the final exam.
Along with the Virtual/Classroom boating safety courses, Maryland also offers courses on-line through the following private providers:
Successful completion of any one of the online courses listed above will satisfy Maryland’s boating safety education requirement.
We will resume normal operations as soon
as safely possible. Please continue to check the department’s boating
safety class website for any updates.
Anyone with questions should
For more information:
Understand the Dangers of Propeller Strikes
Call 1-877-224-7229to report any of the following
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)