BOAT OPERATOR'S CERTIFICATION
CATAWBA SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON
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With the Boat Operator's Certification Program, USPS will certify USPS members at various levels of recreational boating proficiency.  We expect that these certifications will be recognized across the boating community, both domestically and internationally.  In the United States, The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has asked congress to authorize the Transportation Secretary to establish requirements for standards of proficiency for recreational boaters.  We intend to have USPS certification accepted as the above proof and be accepted as the national certificate for the USA.
Regarding international recognition, we plan to have USPS certifications meet the requirements of UN Resolution 40, International Certificate for the Operation of Pleasure Craft with the additional knowledge and testing of the CEVNI (European code for inland waterways) navigation rules.
USPS currently plans four levels of Boat Operator Certification:
    Inland Navigator
    Coastal Navigator
   Advanced Coastal Navigator
    Off Shore Navigator
The first three courses have been developed and are ready for members.  To find out more about specific Boat Operator's Certification courses click the link in the name of the course above.