Maryland Boating Basics is approved by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to meet the requirements of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources to meet the requirements of Maryland's Boating Safety Education Act. Any person born on or after July 1, 1972, who operates registered or documented pleasure vessels on Maryland waters must be in possession of a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. How to Register Click here to see the latest Continuing Education Schedule of Classes. See the Index for the course(s) you are interested in. Note the class schedule, dates, times and cost. Follow the registration directions on the inside front cover of the schedule.