Does Online School Really Work to Improve Your Boating Knowledge?

There are many misconceptions about online school, but without a doubt, it is the best way to improve your confidence as a passenger or boater on the open water. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of online learning.


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Common Questions About Improving Your Boat Knowledge


1 What’s the best way to increase boating safety?

If you don’t have the time in your schedule to attend a lecture in a classroom, studying through an online course or with hard copy workbooks is the best way to learn more about boating and water safety.

When you study on your own, you can go at your own pace. In classrooms, some students feel held back while others can’t keep up because everyone learns at a different speed. With online learning, this problem is nonexistent!

It’s important to choose a course that makes online learning as easy as it should be. Not all online courses are created alike. Some are very text-heavy, making it difficult to focus and grasp the knowledge you need to pass your test.

Look for an interactive and comprehensive online school. Classes that incorporate video content are best for boaters who prefer to learn through visuals.


2 What makes the Mariner’s Learning System unique?

The Mariners Learning System offers the most comprehensive courses taught by USCG-licensed instructors. Our courses use colors, graphics, animations, and simulations that make learning easy and enjoyable.

MLS content is comparable to that found in face-to-face classrooms in terms of the material covered, but it surpasses the classroom atmosphere by providing various methods of learning. You can listen to audio lectures, watch training videos, or read from the companion workbook.

Worried that online education won’t be as engaging as face-to-face courses? This is a myth! With the Mariners Learning System, you are not going it alone by any measure. We have a robust network of resources in place to support you.

You get access to our online instructors and you can call us toll-free to speak to our staff during business hours. All of our instructors are USCG-licensed masters that have gone through a rigorous approval process, meeting the standards of the United States Coast Guard.


3 What are the benefits of using the Mariners Learning System?

  • First Online Program in the Nation to Receive the Coast Guards Coveted Approval
  • 60,000 Successful Graduates Since 2006
  • Course Completion Rate of 98.7%
  • Student National Test Average of 94.7%
  • 10,000 Currently Active Students
  • Practical Sailor - Best Choice Award

Learn more about why our students succeed.



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