Licensing doesn't work with cars and it won't work with boats. The old line, being certified does not mean you are qualified. If this was untrue then the death rate of teenage drivers would not be the highest in percentages.
Some people buckle up and some people don't, but when they get into a crash they both call 911.
That being said, I am all for more boating education as I feel it is the only way things will get better and safer.