Boating Education Research

The following research projects  address the topic of the efficacy of boater education.  Research was conducted by NASBLA with financial support from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. Grant projects are listed below with a link  to the final project reports.

Mandatory Boating Education

Home Study Education

Assessing Knowledge Retention for Online and Classroom Boating Safety Courses

Evaluating NASBLA-Approved Boating Education and Improving Compliance with the Navigation Rules

Creation of a National Registry Database of Instances of Boating Education Course Completions

Boating Safety Education Instructor Training Module with an Increased Focus on the Navigation Rules

Comprehensive Review of Boating Education Programs Nationwide with Recommendations for Improvements

Creation of Education Standards for a Paddlesports-Focused Boating Safety Courses