Boater safety courses begin April 15 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering five Maryland DNR-approved boater safety courses, beginning in April and continuing through August.

CBMM_BoaterSafetyCourse_2015The courses will be held from 6-10 pm. each day on CBMM’s campus, and run April 15-16, May 20-21, June 10-11, July 15-16 and August 12-13. The cost is $25 per two-evening session, with space limited and pre-registration required.

Participants completing the course and passing the test will receive a Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate, which is valid for life. The certificate is required for anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, and who operates a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. The course is also recommended for anyone looking to become a safer, more experienced boater or personal water craft operator.

Early registration is recommended as classes fill fast. Contact Allison Speight at [email protected] or at 410-745-4941. For information on Maryland DNR’s boating safety program, visit