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The Boat Operator Certification program is up and running. The material to start members on their journey to Certification is in stock at Headquarters. SEOs can now order the Inland Navigator starter package using the On-Line Catalog and Shopping Cart.
Background and Overview
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.
USPS currently plans four levels of Boat Operator Certification:
To be certified, a member must be at least 16 years of age, be mentally and physically capable of operating a boat, and have sufficient visual and auditory sensory ability to do so. Holding a driver's license will suffice to certify meeting these requirements.
Inland Navigator (IN) Requirements:
IN Candidates Guide (8706KB, PDF)(27Jan09) Courses
For more information regarding USPS educational programs visit http://www.usps.org/national/eddept/
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