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Certificate Programs for the Recreational Boater

Designed for beginners to expand on their boating skills and safety.


Intuitive Learning for Beginners

Learn the safety and skills you need to enjoy taking family and friends out on the water. Whether you’re new to boating or looking to brush up on your knowledge, Mariners Learning System makes acquiring new boating skills easy and fun!

Become a Better Skipper

Keep your passion for boating afloat! Work on improving your safety or navigation skills so that you can hit the water with confidence. Completing certificate programs is a great way to learn new skills or refresh what you already know.

What You Will Learn

From first-time boater skills to advanced navigation, the MLS recreational courses teach you the necessary knowledge and safety precautions so you can feel more confident out on the water.

Basic Skills

Basic Skills

Gain a better understanding of basic boating skills so you can be a responsible crew member

Safety First

Safety First

Learn emergency safety precautions and how to troubleshoot mechanical problems



Discover the rules of the road and how to safely navigate through coastal waters

Getting Started With Recreational Courses

The MLS recreational training courses are a great place to start for any beginner. Start by learning the basics with the MLS Crew Certificate and work your way up to becoming a Master Mariner!

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