Training Requests

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, and more in various wind and current conditions for a novice or beginning boater.

Marina Pro TrainingThe 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.

S.C.A.N. Technique - In all courses, participants are encouraged to incorporate the S.C.A.N technique. S.C.A.N. is a four-step process where boaters look for boats, people, and objects on the water that may pose a risk of collision – (1) Search, (2) Concentrate, (3) Analyze, and (4) Negotiate. More materials coming soon.

For more information or to request a training, please click here