Upgrades Ohio Online Boating Safety Course and Boating License Test

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Take the Ohio Boating Course.

You have developed and presented a great course for the boating public. I have been boating for more than 50 years and thought that a ‘refresher’ would be in order. What a well-organized and thoughtfully presented series of topics.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is promoting the “Wear It Ohio!” program, a life jacket awareness campaign to encourage boaters to wear life jackets or inflatable vests anytime while boating. The campaign reinforces safety by loaning new inflatable life vests to more than 1,600 Ohio boaters for the boating season.

But wearing life jackets isn’t the only way to stay safe on the water. Become an educated, responsible boater by completing the Boat Ohio safe boating course and make Ohio boating safe and enjoyable.

At (, boaters learn the official boat education content developed for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. This safe boating course lets students get their Ohio boating license (or jet ski license) online to comply with Ohio law. The new-and-improved Boat Ohio course now offers the highest-quality online experience—less text, plenty of interactive reviews and practice, and on-the-water videos.

Students move quickly through short segments designed for bite-sized reading and quick comprehension. Learning is reinforced with interactive animations, and students feel like they’re on the water as they study casting off and docking, rescue techniques, the "Circle of Death," and other boaters safety course topics.

Best of all, Boat Ed has added more than an hour of streaming video with 45 exciting on-the-water action sequences. Produced over a 10-month period at a cost of $250,000, Boat Ed’s video was shot with state-of-art equipment (jib arm cameras, specialized camera boats, gyro stabilizers) and professional talent (40 actors/extras, 10 camera crew members, and professional boat and PWC operators). Getting an online boaters license has never been so fun!

Students study the fast-paced boating safety course ( online when it fits their schedule—setting up a free account and logging in or out as you wish. The online boating exam fee includes the boat course, unit quizzes, and unlimited attempts at the online boating license test. No payment is required until students pass the final boaters exam.

After passing the Ohio boating exam, students instantly print out a temporary boating licence certificate. They receive their permanent card by mail.

The recognized leader in boating safety, Boat Ed is the official and exclusive provider of print, video, or online boating safety courses for 49 states, plus the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. For more information about boater's licence or safety certification requirements, please visit (

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