BoatUS Foundation Online Learning Center

The BoatU.S. Foundation is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational outreach directly to boaters, and supports partner organizations nationwide.






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State Courses

Welcome to the Online Learning Center. The BoatUS Foundation offers the only FREE online safety course developed specifically for your state. The course covers a range of topics appropriate for all boaters - power, sail and PWC.

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Learn to Sail

Learning to sail is easy and fun!
With this innovative online course, you will gain the knowledge to make sailing a breeze. Jump start or renew your sailing techniques with interactive lessons from America's #1 Sailing School.

Start Sailing Now


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Power Squadrons

Are you a regular passenger on your family's or friend's boat? Become more confident with anchoring, docking, signaling, handling emergencies, first aid and more. Learn essential techniques to assist in the safe operation of a boat.

US Power Squadrons

To re-print certificates earned prior to August 9, 2010, select the course you took

To access your certificate, use the email you registered with as your username & your first name as the password.



Nasbla Approved:

Our course is also recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as exceeding the minimum requirements for the National Recreational Boating Safety Program.

  • "Thank you so much Lynne!

    Great course, and so much more convenient than going at night for several nights. I love your company, and I am a loyal member. Keep up the great work, and see you on the water. ---Gene

  • "Thank you so much!

    This was a great course and I learned so much. Hope you have a great weekend!"

    ---Lindsay
  • "Thank you so much!

    You folks are so kind. Good luck with the updates and have safe boating fun this summer!"

    ---Brennan
  • "Thank you.

    The information that you gave me allowed me to complete the course. Your assistance was very much appreciated."

    -D. White




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US Power Squadrons


The US Power Squadrons is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable through teaching boaters courses and seminars covering dozens of topics.

Partner in Command - An Essential Intro to Boating for Every Crew Member


Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes - Navigating Inland Waterways and Locks with Confidence

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(800) 245-2628

For course problems please contact us between 9-5pm EST.
For extra help, be sure to view our support page.

BoatU.S. Foundation

The BoatU.S. Foundation is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational outreach directly to boaters, and supports partner organizations nationwide.