Certified Recreational Boating Professional

About Certified Recreational Boating Professional (CRBP)

The Certified Recreational Boating Professional (CRBP) certification is a voluntary credential for recreational boating professionals  developed by NASBLA. The credential is broad-based and addresses boating professionals’ knowledge, performance and career achievements in the identified program domains. 

These are the steps on your CRBP journey:

Step 1: Determine your eligibility. You may apply for the CRBP when you have completed each of the eligibility requirements, including work/volunteer experience and professional development criteria.

Read more about eligibility requirements and get other information about earning your CRBP.

Step 2: Apply for the exam. The CRBP exam is offered year-round. Choose a date that fits well with your schedule and allows you time to prepare. The CRBP exam can be taken all at once (covering all 10 domains), individually (each domain separately) or bundled (3-4 domains at a time). 

Complete the online CRBP Application
Pay the Application and Assessment Fees

Step 3: Prepare for the exam.

Explore what’s on the exam.
View a list of core resources for exam prep.

Step 4: Take the exam. The four-hour examination includes 200 multiple-choice questions. Or you can choose to take individual domain examinations on your path to the CRBP

Step 5: Get recognized. When you earn your CRBP, plan to be recognized at the NASBLA Annual Conference. The deadline to complete the CRBP certification and be recognized at the 2024 NASBLA Annual Conference is July 31, 2024. Certifications completed after this date will be recognized at the 2025 NASBLA Annual Conference. 

Step 6: Keep your CRBP current. CRBPs are required to renew their certification every three years.