Boating Safety Education

U.S. National Water Safety Action Plan

The USNWSAP Has Officially Launched

We are very excited to announce the launch of the inaugural U.S. National Water Safety Action Plan! The USNWSAP provides a national roadmap for collective action to reduce drowning in the United States and aims to unite the water safety community to help put an end to preventable drowning tragedies nationwide. The launch of the […]

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Top 10 Boating Safety Tips for the Busy 2022 Season

With a 35% increase in new boat ownership and 415,000 new boaters taking to the waterways since 2020, boating participation will reach historic levels of participation this summer, says Water Sports Foundation Executive Director Jim Emmons. With the Memorial Day holiday traditionally serving as the kick-off to summer boating activity, Emmons says the Water Sports […]

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boating safety course

4 Reasons to Take Boating Safety Courses

Boating safety courses contain a great deal of valuable information. Requirements and content vary by state so visit your state’s boater education web pages and check what boat safety courses are needed, if any. For example, Idaho and Alaska do not require boating safety education but in other states factors such as operator age and boat […]

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On-Water Boating Skills Courses

Whether you’re an experienced boater or not, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your on-water skills.

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In-Classroom or Online Boating Safety Courses

These courses take place in classroom or online settings and provide important information for safely operating a boat. They cover many aspects of boating safety, from reading the weather to planning a trip, and more.

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NASBLA Approved Boating Courses

The course providers listed below have successfully completed a third-party conformity assessment process to verify the named course complies to the American National Standard for Power, Sail, or Human-Propelled. Successful completion means “The content of this course conforms to the American National Standard for on-water skills as verified through an independent third-party assessment process.”

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National Safe Boating Council Training

The National Safe Boating Council recommends all boaters participate in instruction and education prior to launching. Not only can you play a critical role in preventing a boating accident, your time on the water will be more enjoyable. We believe that a safe day on the water is a perfect day on the water. Whether you are a novice boater or a trainer, a paddler or powerboater, we have the educational options you need to increase your skills and knowledge.

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Rental Boat Safety Media Resource Kit

Media materials, including boat-specific training (ranging from power boats to PWCs, canoes/kayaks and stand up paddleboards) covering such topics as basic navigation rules, general safe operating procedures, towing, lifejacket wear, and refraining from use of alcohol while boating.

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