National Education Standards

Updated information regarding the status of revisions to national boating education standards is posted on the EZ-ESP webtool.

Recognized by the American National Standards Institute as American National Standards:


ANSI/NASBLA 101-2017: Basic Boating Knowledge – Human Propelled - American National Standard, effective Sep. 28, 2017.


ANSI/NASBLA 102-2017: Basic Boating Knowledge - Sail - American National Standard, effective Feb. 24, 2017.


ANSI/NASBLA 103-2016: Basic Boating Knowledge - Power - American National Standard, effective Jan. 1, 2016.


ANSI/NASBLA 103.1-2018: Supplement - Basic Boating Knowledge – Water-Jet Propelled Boats - Supplement, effective Mar 3, 2018.


ESP Style Guide with Terms and Vessel Types