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
Boating Safety Education Instructor Training Module with an Increased Focus on the Navigation Rules
Creation of Education Standards for a Paddlesports-Focused Boating Safety Courses
Creation of a National Registry Database of Instances of Boating Education Course Completions
Comprehensive Review of Boating Education Programs Nationwide with Recommendations for Improvements