Following Governor Larry Hogan’s emergency actions to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Natural Resources Police is immediately suspending all in-person boater education courses until further notice.
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...
Due to the current situation with Covid-19 and social distancing, the Safety Education and Outreach Unit of the MD Natural Resources Police has coordinated efforts with their instructors to provide the MD Basic Boating Course, normally offered in the classroom, on-line. We are striving to maintain our high standards of education by seeking alternative methods to continue classroom based instruction. Please see the listings below for more information. Thank you for your patience as we make every effort to provide you with the best possible boating safety instruction during this time of uncertainty.
Potential boater education students are encouraged to take the online field of study course, which is offered by the following private vendors:
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 Boater Education website for any updates.
Anyone with questions should email email@example.com
For more information:
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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)