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Paddling Resources - State

Finding a place to access the waterways with your canoe, kayak or paddle board is important for a safe and enjoyable experience.

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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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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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  • 2021 NASBLA Annual Report Released The  National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) , a national nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that works to develop public policy ...

  • Indiana Boating Law Administrator Elected NASBLA Chairman LEXINGTON, KY. (October 5, 2021) – During its 62nd annual meeting, held in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 26 – 29, 2021, the  National Association ...

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    The Power of NASBLA As an association supporting implementation of recreational boating safety and our state and territorial members, the   National Association of State Boating Law Administrators ...

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


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