Going Virtual

NASBLA postpones the in-person conference that was to be held this year in Manchester, New Hampshire. NASBLA will instead be hosting a hybrid conference in 2020 that will be held virtually and, on a very limited basis, in person in Lexington, Kentucky. 


NASBLA 2020 Annual Conference Moves Virtual

Boat Occupant Injury Surveillance Roundtable Report

The Recreational Boat Occupant Injury Surveillance Roundtable report summarizes discussions between experts in public health injury prevention and boating safety. The new report outlines nine recommendations for improving boat occupant injury surveillance.


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2019 Special Report on Paddlesports and Safety

Paddlesports offer Americans unique ways to enjoy the nation and connect with its waterways. Paddling activities are remarkably accessible, as they can accommodate a wide range of paddlers’ interests, locations, and skill levels.


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The National Boating Education Standards, are intended to prescribe the minimum body of knowledge to effect safe, legal, and enjoyable recreational boating and to serve as a basis for boating education courses approved by NASBLA and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.


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Boating Safety

Boating Safety Dashboards provide ready access to U.S. Coast Guard and state-level recreational boating safety data for evidence-based program enhancements.


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Accreditation Programs

The Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program was established by NASBLA and through the efforts of its interagency “Council of Partners.” The BOAT program is accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard as the national standard of training and certification.


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We've moved!

Effective March 30, 2020, NASBLA headquarters has moved to our new address:

1020 Monarch Street, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40513


1020 Monarch Street, Lexington, KY 40513

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Education Programs

Boating Course Approval

NASBLA reviews boating courses to determine if a course meets an indicated National Boating Education Standard.

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Training & Accreditation


NASBLA offers more than a dozen courses from Basic Crew Member to Pursuit and Stop to provide a variety of training options for marine law enforcement officers and first responders.

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Get Involved. Stay Connected.

Build community. Connect with your colleagues. Start a discussion. Browse a library. Find all this and more in NASBLA Connect.


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