Better boaters feel more confident on the water, at the helm, and in the company of other boaters. They're boaters who boat more, boat more safely, and have more fun.
We offer a full range of boating education for both novice and experienced boaters, including both comprehensive courses and short seminars about seamanship and boat handling, navigation, boat systems maintenance, weather, sailing, cruise planning, and other topics specifically created to meet the needs of today's boater.
You have complete flexibility in scheduling your education and learning in the way that fits you best.
"Loving the online courses. I’m taking ‘Planning Your Cruise’ and it mentions that it is part of a 3-part series, with ‘Weather for Boaters’ being one and then a third course. Looking forward to them all!”
“United States Power Squadrons has made me a safer boater … the friends my wife and I have made have enriched our lives many times over.”
– Donald L. Grotjan
Choose from any full course or seminar that interests you. Courses are comprehensive, in-depth and usually require 12-16 hours over 6-8 weeks. Seminars are focused 2-hour workshops on a variety of boating subjects. You can mix and match to suit your boating education needs, and our local squadrons and clubs can help guide you.