Benefits of an Individual NASBLA membership include:
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NASBLA offers its members numerous opportunities to share and discuss best practices and partner on common issues.
Through workshops, publications, and online tools, NASBLA offers high-quality learning opportunities to its membership.
Professional Development Opportunities
NASBLA offers a wide variety of professional development programs to members to gain and improve the knowledge and skills important to their positions and job performance.
NASBLA’s Annual Conference provides unparalleled opportunities for learning, networking, and career development. The Annual Conference registration includes President’s Reception, award winning speakers, open sessions, and multiple networking events. The event provides the most effective opportunity to work towards becoming a Certified Recreational Boating Professional.
NASBLA has committees for every aspect of boating safety and security. These committees develop best management practices, model procedures, model acts, position papers and other products.
NASBLA offers membership in special purpose caucuses to advance policies and programs, and to address common concerns related to the caucus. Current caucuses include Maritime Pro, Northern and Southern.
NASBLA produces an award-winning magazine, Small Craft Advisory as well as a weekly newsletter, Currents.
Access to Research and Policy Initiatives
Boating safety and security is a constantly evolving profession. Research and policy initiatives are ongoing to determine trends. NASBLA produces research and informational publications important to boating safety and security professionals.
From the Statehouses to Congress, NASBLA is committed not only to tracking important regulations and legislation, but also to helping shape boating safety and security public policy through its public policy work. NASBLA has a team of staff who work closely with Congress, the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies on issues of concern in all areas of boating safety and security.
Discounted Fees for Products and Services
NASBLA offers individual member discounts for product and meetings.