In its continuing efforts to achieve national agreement and consistency in boating education program content and course delivery for the nation’s boaters, NASBLA established the National Boating Education Standards Panel in 2010. The 15-member Panel, designed to represent a range of stakeholder interests, is charged with reviewing, developing, and revising the Standards using open, consensus-based procedures conforming to the Essential Requirements for Due Process of American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  The Education Standards Panel received recognition as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer in September 2014.