America’s Boating Course©
America’s Boating Course© is our primary civic effort toward public instruction in the fundamentals of safe boating. This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of safe boating and qualify for certification in most states that require boating education before operating a watercraft. It covers the basics needed to operate a boat safely.
Many boat insurance companies offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete America's Boating Course. And, this beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states including North Carolina's requirement for all boat operators under the age of 26 to complete a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) course.
America’s Boating Course© can be taken in any of three ways: in a classroom, on the Internet, or via home-study in case you want to try the web-based approach to learning. All options include the same 244-page course manual. The companion CD, with video clips and audio narration, serves as a “virtual” instructor.
Live classroom courses are offered in February, May and September and November.
To see details for the next course click here.
For information about classroom courses contact Bill Beers at (803) 389-5124 or click the link below to email the squadron education officer.
For information about on-line and self-study courses visit the USPS America’s Boating Course© website.
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