According to a recent survey conducted by the Recreational Boating Leadership Council, 75 percent of those surveyed believe boaters education and hands-on skill training could help the dealer sell more boats. Invest in your business by taking one of the NSBC's on-water and online training!

"I believe the NSBC course is an excellent method of training the trainers and establishing a pyramid of boating instructors. The course materials are very well designed, succinct in presentation and easy to understand. The course was a tremendous help to me and I successfully rid myself of some bad habits. I look forward to passing on the knowledge gained to other boaters." - Ray R., Marina Pro Course, April 2015

The NSBC offers classroom, on-water, and online training geared towards the professional.

To learn more about a specific program, please click the links below.

Instructor Boat Control CourseThe program combines the Close-Quarters and Open Water  curricula and focuses on stopping, turning, docking, rescues, etc in various wind and current conditions for a novice or beginning boater.

Marina Pro Training - The program uses Close-Quarters and Open Water Boat Control Curriculums to train candidates to becomes trained and certified "Marina Pros." 

Close-Quarters Boat Control Course - Defensive boat handling instructor course focusing on maneuvers and techniques.

Open Water Boat Control Course - Basic boat handling instructor course focusing on how to effectively teach power boating. 

Instructor Training Course - Designed to prepare instructor candidates to teach effective NASBLA-approved basic boating safety courses to recreational boaters nationwide.

Boat Pro Point of Sale Training - This online video series provides time-efficient training opportunities designed to educate marina personnel, recreational boat dealers, marine retailers and others who sell products and services to boaters on how to educate their customers on today’s safety equipment requirements. 

To request a training, please click here

Interested in becoming an Instructor Member or an Instructor-Trainer Member? Benefits include maintaining a valid NSBC Instructor Certification, discounts on Training Materials (student manuals, certificates), and the ability to issue Participation Certificates to students.