Nationally Recognized Education for the Recreational

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.

Get your boating education your way.

You have complete flexibility in scheduling your education and learning in the way that fits you best.

  • Classroom: with knowledgeable, experienced instructors where you benefit from group interaction

  • On the water: Hands-On Training and skills through our local clubs and through our Learning Centers

  • Online: Many seminars are online and convenient. More are coming online each month

Participant satisfaction

"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!”

– Tom     

“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     


Learn as much as you want.

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.

What kind of boating do you want to do?

Click on the course or seminar category below that fits your boating lifestyle.

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