All www.boat-ed.com courses meet the new online delivery standard adopted by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), which requires students to study a minimum of three hours. This change went into effect Jan. 1, 2012.
Boat-ed.com courses, which are approved by NASBLA and the state boating safety agencies responsible for boater education, were reconfigured to meet additional requirements. As a result, boat-ed.com students in every state must:
- Visit every page in the course
- Take mandatory quizzes at the end of each chapter
- Complete the 3-hour course before taking the final exam
“We fully support and even pushed for these changes to NASBLA’s standards. In fact, we implemented them in many of our courses long before the Jan. 1, 2012, deadline,” said Kurt Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey, parent company of Boat Ed®. “Boat Ed is committed to ensuring our students take the time to really learn this life-saving information.”
Learning at boat-ed.com is reinforced by several other strategies including detailed illustrations, interactive animations and videos that help students understand safe boating skills such as casting off and docking, understanding traffic laws on the water, dealing with emergencies and more. Students taking the online boating safety course at boat-ed.com learn the same material that’s taught in the classroom.
Students who must receive their boater education certificate to obtain a boating license pay a one-time fee, which is due only if they pass the test. Students can take the test as many times as they need to pass it.
After passing the exam at boat-ed.com, students in most states can print out the temporary certificate and begin enjoying safe boating, though students are encouraged to read the instructions at boat- ed.com for their particular state. The state agency responsible for boater education will issue students’ permanent certificate.
The recognized leader in boating safety, Boat Ed is an official provider of print and Internet boating safety courses for 49 states, plus the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. For more information, visit www.boat-ed.com.