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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > October 2017 > 7 Reasons to Take an Advanced Boating Course
You've taken a basic boating course and just passed your first boaters exam. Now you're thinking about taking the next step by signing up for an advanced boating course. After all, the more you know, the safer and more prepared you'll be for any unexpected circumstances that might arise.
There are literally dozens of reasons to take an advanced boater safety course. While the subject matter of each advanced boating course may be different depending on the type of course and administrator, these are a few examples.
Not sure if you need to take a boaters safety course or if you need a boating license to operate a boat in your state? Check your state's specific boating safety requirements to make sure you are following the legal guidelines that have been set for your area.
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
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