Courseline Instructing Organizations

What is United States Power Squadrons?

Organized in 1914, USPS is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom. USPS has some 60,000 members organized into 450 squadrons across the country and in some US territories. USPS is the world's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions.


What is Coast Guard Auxiliary?

Since its creation by Congress in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has served as the civilian, non-military component of the Coast Guard. Today, the 35,000 volunteer men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are active on the waterways and classrooms in over 2,000 cities and towns across the nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just like you) save almost 500 lives, assist some 15,000 boaters in distress, conduct more than 150,000 courtesy safety examinations of recreational vessels, and teach over 500,000 students in boating and water safety courses. The results of these efforts save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year.


Boaters' Resource Guide

We will be expanding the information listed on this page soon.  If you know of any other resources for boaters pertaining to boating safety education and state requirements, please let us know through our comment form.

National Association of Boating Law Administrators
(NASBLA) 502-867 2033

Captain License Prep Courses:

Sea School 800-237-8663
Chapman's School 800-225-2841
Houston Marine (800) 947-7737
Boatwise Marine Training 800) 698-7373
Maritime Institute of Technology 443-989-3246

Special Numbers for California:

Sound Environment Associates (SEA) 800-510-9995

Special Numbers for Connecticut:

ACI Environmental Safety 212-279-6804
CT Marine Services 800-305-3483
Green Marine Education 203-967-9951
Sound Environment Associates (SEA) 800-510-9995

Special Numbers for New England:

Boatwise Marine Training (RI, MA, NH, VT, CT) 800-698-7373

Special Numbers for Florida:

AB Sea Boat School 772-692-8652
Boater Ed - Florida Courses 954-730-6889 (Marine University)

Special Numbers for Maryland:

Boat Safe Educators 410-757-8522

Special Numbers for New York:

Empire Safety Council 516-360-2160
Sound Environment Associates (SEA) 800-510-9995

Special Numbers for New Jersey:

Boat Safe US, LLC 609-613-2339
Garden State Safety Council 800-565-4699 (NJ residents)
Personal Watercraft Education Center 888-792-4665
Institute for Marine Safety 609-234-1930
Offshore Safety Systems 732-957-0675
ACI Environmental Safety 212-279-6804
NJ Boating Safety Classes 201-291-5976
Coast Boating School Inc. 732-279-0562
Ready Freddies Boating 908-598-0885
Lang Ski & Scuba 609-538-1970
Mr. Foster Voorhees 609-737-8004
Mr. Robert Dreeke 732-922-6368
Mr. Joe Foley 732-892-1244
Capt. Joe Oller 732-722-4813
Sound Environment Associates (SEA) 800-510-9995
Safety First Boating School 856-863-2250
Ellen Eagan 732-229-1091
NJ Boating Safety School, LLC 908-581-0550