2024 NASBLA Annual Conference

Join us for the 2024 NASBLA Annual Conference taking place September 17 - 19 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 


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Digital Certificate of Number for State Numbered Vessels

This final rule is intended to amend the Coast Guard’s requirements for a Certificate of Number (CON) for vessels to allow any CON to be carried in hard copy or digital form. 

The final rule will become effective on July 5, 2024.

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Digital Certificate of Number for State Numbered Vessels

Boat Occupant Injury Surveillance Roundtable Report - TIER 3

The Recreational Boat Occupant Injury Surveillance Roundtable - Tier Three of a Three-Tiered Approach to Improve Boat Occupant Injury Surveillance Practices report tested the injury surveillance recommendations developed from Tier 2 with a pilot project conducted with the Washington State Department of Health and Washington State Parks & Recreation.


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Boater Education Replacement Card?

Need a replacement card? Contact your course provider or state boating safety office.

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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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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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