Maryland Basic Boating Classes

The Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails offers The Maryland Basic Boating Safety Classes at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department . The classes take place in the meeting room on the second floor. This course provides an overview of the rules and fundamentals of safe boating. Maryland’s Boating Safety Education Act requires that any person born on or after July 1, 1972 must obtain a certificate of Boating Safety Education prior to operating a numbered or documented vessel in the waters of the State of Maryland.

Pre-registration for the three part classes is required. Registration must be made in person at the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station. A non-refundable and non-transferable program fee of $25 is required to attend the classes.

Participants must attend all three classes and pass the examination in order to receive the certification. All classes are from 7:00 p.m. to around 10:00 p.m. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails”. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

2017 Schedule


Go to Earleigh Heights ranger Station (410-222-6244) to register. Please call to make sure someone will be there. Application forms are available there and checks payable to “Friends of AA County Trails” can be dropped off in the lock box inside the Ranger Station

All classes are held Monday-Friday-Monday 7:00-10:00 pm

Classes at Earleigh Heights Fire Station
161 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146

  • March 6, 10, 13
  • April 3, 7, 10
  • May 1, 5, 8
  • June 5, 9, 12

Classes at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 B&A Blvd. Severna Park, MD 21146

  • July 10, 14, 17

Register in person at the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station:

B&A Trail Ranger Station
51 West Earleigh Heights Road
Severna Park, MD 21146
8:00am to 3:30pm

Call 410-222-6244, call ahead to be sure someone is in the office, it is not covered all day/everyday.