- Save $$$ on boat insurance* - State & NASBLA Certification -   

- Increase Boating Safety - Hands-on training -

Safe Power Boat Handling Certification


This 2-day US Powerboating course is NASBLA and USCG approved. It includes a combination of on-the-water and classroom instruction. You will work alongside other students (or schedule a private course) to learn boat handling maneuvers, safety procedures, and boating laws. Whether you're learning from the beginning, a long time boater looking for certification, obtaining experience for a job opportunity, or trying to reduce your boat insurance costs, this is the course for you! 

Students can earn most state boating certifications, such as the CA Boater Card or NJ Boating Safety Certificate. For more information about state certifications please contact us.


Early Registration (>4 wks prior ) $250

General REgistration (2-4 wks prior) $300

Late Registration (<2 wks prior) $350

Need more advanced training? Add-on private instruction, Safety & Rescue Boat Training or our other options below.

If you have a larger vessel (>27’ length), you should check out the US Powerboating Cruising Powerboat Certification series via our page on Private Instruction.

NOTE: To keep costs down, all students are responsible for ordering their course materials directly from US Sailing (av. $30/student). Materials may take a week or more to be delivered so be sure to order your materials earlier rather than later! Materials are not included in the course cost.

*vessel insurance discounts depend on your vessel insurance company

*vessel charter fees may apply if you do not BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat)

Additional Options

Have you already taken an online/classroom boating safety course and are looking for on-the-water training?

Do you have a larger vessel (>27’) that you are looking for instruction on how to operate? We work with instructors around the country to offer US Powerboating’s large-boat certification series; Basic Power Cruising, Inshore Power Cruising, and Night-Operations.

Learn at your own pace and let us come to you! Use your own vessel or charter one! If you don't see a course on our calendar that works with your schedule all of our courses are available privately, on your time.

WEEKDAY discounts available!

Advanced training option for professional rescuers, first-responders, sailing instructors, regatta safety personnel, OR anyone looking to advance their powerboat handling skills.

Customize a training course specific to the needs of your organization.

Merchant Mariner Credential - Captain's License training options.