Safe Boating Week – Safe Boating Exam

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National Safe Boating Week, which begins Saturday, May 18th, provides a not-to-be-missed opportunity for boaters to get their boating safety certification, says leading online educator To encourage boaters to sign up before summer boating season, is lowering the cost of its“online boating safety course by 33% during National Safe Boating Week, which runs until May 24th, 2013.

“Recent statistics confirm that education significantly lowers the risk of a serious boating accident or fatality,” says Kerry Moher, VP of and a member of the NASBLA Education Standards Panel. “To get more boaters to complete a safety course before summer, we’re lowering the cost of our online course for National Safe Boating Week.”

Students who register at between May 17th and May 25th, and who complete their course by the end of May 2013, will receive 33% off their online boating safety certification. is encouraging state agencies, marinas, and other boating organizations to spread the word about the campaign.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics back up the importance of taking a safe boating course. Of the more than 700 fatalities in 2011, only 7% occurred on a boat where the operator had taken a NASBLA-approved boating safety course.

“With an approved online course like, it only takes a few hours to get your safety certification, such as a boater education card or boating license. It’s a short investment of time that can make all the difference,” concludes Moher.

To sign up for the online course or to find out more about state-by-state education requirements, visit