Boating Safety Instructor Course (Classroom)

The National Safe Boating Council’s (NSBC) Boating Safety Instructor Course (Classroom) is designed to prepare instructor candidates to teach effective NASBLA-approved basic boating safety courses to recreational boaters nationwide.

The next course will be held April 10 - 11 2018 at the Cambria Suites Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, OH.

Cambria Suites Columbus/Polaris
9100 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
Phone:  (614) 841-9100

Students can begin making reservations now. The room rate is $129 plus tax. The group code for the special rate is National Safe Boating Council. Students need to make their own reservations. The cut-off date for the group rate is March 17, 2018.

The airport is the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH).

The cost for the training is $395.

This two-day course covers safe boating practices and the proper interpretation of each element of the National Boating Education Knowledge – Power ANSI Standards. This program also focuses on teaching techniques and interactive methods to achieve greater learning and retention. Information will be included on how people learn, barriers to learning, and qualities of good instructors. Even as a current instructor, this course provides opportunities for growth, professional development and new ideas.

The NSBC's Boating Safety Instructor Course benefits state programs and private companies and organizations because the instructors are trained in the NASBLA-approved boating safety course requirements.

Prerequisite of Certification:

  • The instructor candidate must hold a current instructor level certification in a state or nationally recognized training program (or equivalent).
  • The instructor candidate must have a minimum of 40 hours teaching experience.
  • The instructor candidate must have successfully completed a NASBLA-approved basic boating safety classroom course.
  • The instructor candidate must have two years boating experience and be knowledgeable in the boating laws for their state.
  • The instructor candidate must be at least 18 years old.

Upon successful completion of the course, the instructor receives a Certificate of Training as a certified boating safety instructor from the NSBC. The NSBC’s Boating Safety Instructor Course has produced hundreds of qualified and capable boating education instructors.  

Please contact the NSBC office at (703) 361-4294 or email [email protected] for course updates before making any travel plans.
NSBC Federal ID # 237424720.