Instructor Resources

Thank you for being part of a network of NSBC Instructors dedicated to cultivating a safer recreational boater experience by training responsible boaters. Our instructors have undergone rigorous training to teach recreational boaters in accordance with the American National Standard for on-water skills.

These resources will be helpful to maintain your NSBC instruction certification.

Course Waiver

Each student and instructor candidate participating in a National Safe Boating Council training course must complete a waiver and release of liability prior to the course. The waiver link must be emailed to students in advance (only use a hard cop if needed). If a student completes the online course waiver, a copy will be emailed to the instructor and kept on file at the NSBC. Please refer to the Instructor Binder to make hard copies only if needed (if students sign a hard copy, these must be scanned and submitted with the course report).

Course Reports

All NSBC Instructors are required to file course reports to maintain their membership with the NSBC; these MUST be filed online. A copy of the course report will be emailed to you and a copy saved at the NSBC after it is submitted.

Course Certificates

All NSBC Instructors may order Certificates of Completion for their students who have successfully completed the course. These costs $5 each. You will need to provide the Name of the Course, Course Completion Date, and Student First and Last Name.

Membership Renewal

All NSBC instructors adhere to the policies and procedures as outlined in the NSBC Instructor Policy Manual to be considered in good-standing to renew their membership. This includes filing course reports, teaching at least XX courses per year, and ADD more. Your status will be reviewed when you submitted an application to renew your membership.

Instructor Database

Coming soon only for NSBC instructors, this interactive NSBC Instructor Database will allow instructors to share their contact information and post upcoming courses.

Marketing Resources

All NSBC Certified Instructors and Instructor Trainers may use the Boat Control On-Water Training Provider Kit that includes marketing resources (logo, banner, social media images, and more) and tips to grow your business.

Additional Resources

Shop the NSBC Store for additional resources, such as NSBC Instructor binder, apparel, educational brochures, and training aides.

Frequent Asked Questions

Please refer to the FAQs for common questions from NSBC Instructors and Instructor Trainers.