HIN Verification

U.S. Coast Guard & VIRT have created the revised 2020 HIN Validation & Verification Guidelines

Info & Resources

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NASBLA awards program

NASBLA is now accepting nominations for its numerous annual association awards. The deadline to submit nominations for the NASBLA National Awards is April 30, 2021.


NASBLA Awards Program

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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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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Latest News

  • Between the Waves Podcast The PLAN, Episode 19 *This is a transcript of the "The PLAN" episode of NASBLA's Podcast, Between the Waves, from April 26, 2021. Introduction: Hey, we've got a problem ...

  • Wisconsin names new Boating Law Administrator The  National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) is excited to welcome Lieutenant Darren Kuhn, the new Boating Law Administrator ...

  • ODNR Officer’s Warning Credited with Saving Kayaker’s Life ODNR urges people to wear a life jacket and exercise caution around lakes and streams [COLUMBUS, OH] – A morning safety ...

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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