The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) Training Philosophy
Additional Background Concerning Our Philosophy
In the early 2000s, boat handling training instructor level certification was not readily available. The NSBC Boat Control Training Program, much like the NSBC Boating Safety Instructor Certification program, was established to fill possible voids within other agencies and organizations. It is the Council’s ongoing expectation that, by training instructors involved in other organizations, recreational boating safety is enhanced. Trained instructors take the full program, or components of the program, and train their own organization’s membership, clients, supporters, and the general public. This ‘multiplier effect’ is the ultimate goal of NSBC training. We hope our members, as well as other boating safety organizations, ultimately use the NSBC’s training to spread and advance safety and competencies within the greater boating community, thereby achieving the NSBC’s mission of ‘Safer Boating Through Education, Outreach, and Training.’
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!
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 Course - The 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.