NASBLA Course Approval

Parties interested in receiving NASBLA approval for their boating safety courses should download and complete the following:

  1. 2019 Procedures for Review and the Course Review Process Flow Chart 
  2. National Boating Education Standard - ANSI/NASBLA 103-2016: Basic Boating Knowledge-Power (effective January 1, 2016) and NASBLA POLICY for Basic Boating Education Course Approval )
  3. Review the  2019 Fee Schedule for Course Review 
  4. 2019 Application for NASBLA Review/ Approval/Re-Approval of a Boating Education Course
  5. 2019 Terms & Conditions for Course Approval document
  6. 2019 Education Standard Checklist for Conformity Assessment ; review and complete applicable sections of Appendices A-H 
  7. Course Approval Policy Section 9.3A (Interactivity Option) Documents

Send applicable fee, all completed documents, PLUS one electronic copy AND one printed copy of all course materials to:

Tom Hayward
1648 McGrathiana Pkwy, Suite 360
Lexington, KY 40511-1338


End-of-Year Submissions or Renewals (Applies to ALL courses):

All courses expiring on December 31 must be submitted to NASBLA no later than October 1 of that year.

Only courses submitted by the October 1 deadline will be given extensions on their approval date if the course review is unable to be completed by the end of the calendar year.

Courses that are received by NASBLA after October 1 will be reviewed after all other courses received prior to October 1.

If a review cannot be completed before the end of the time period, the approval of courses received after October 1 will expire on December 31, without exception.