Building on the basics taught in the public boating course, Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Junior Navigation, and Navigation courses are offered to Power Squadron Members.
With the Boat Operator's Certification Program, USPS will certify USPS members at various levels of recreational boating proficiency. We expect that these certifications will be recognized across the boating community, both domestically and internationally. In the United States, The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has asked congress to authorize the Transportation Secretary to establish requirements for standards of proficiency for recreational boaters. We intend to have USPS certification accepted as the above proof and be accepted as the national certificate for the USA.
Six Elective Courses are offered by USPS. They cover separate and independent topics and therefore may be taken in any order according to a member’s interests and time. Learn how to become a member of USPS and take any or all of these courses by following this link