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Additional Fleet Resources
UMCES Small Boat Certification
Prior to operating any UMCES small boat, individuals will be required to be qualified as an operator. A qualified operator is defined as one who possesses the proper certification, and who can demonstrate to the UMCES Marine Superintendent, or his designee, certain small boat handling skills and procedures.
Prospective users will be asked to read the UMCES Small Boat Operator Qualifications and Policy and to fill out a simple Small Boat Experience Questionnaire to determine their level of certification and experience. Please follow the links to these documents.
Boating Safety Courses - Why / Where / When
In cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, several community-based boating organizations will once again be offering boating safety courses in the Solomons area throughout the year. Maryland's Boating Safety Education Act requires that any person born on or after July 1, 1972 who operates a registered or documented pleasure vessel on Maryland waters be in possession of a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. This certificate must be shown on demand to any Natural Resources Police Officer (or other law enforcement officer), and may be obtained by passing a DNR approved boating safety course.
General information on local classes may be obtained by visiting or calling the BOAT/US Foundation Courseline at (800) 336-2628.
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