Do you want to establish your boating credentials? Maybe upgrade your boating resume´ for chartering or state requirements? Maybe save on insurance premiums? Your USPS Boat Operator Certification will accomplish all of the above, and more. Get tested in a supportive environment and become USPS certified!

The BOC Program certifies USPS members at various levels of recreational boating proficiency.  Each level of certification requires achievement of prior levels, the successful completion of particular skills and seminars, plus the demonstration of essential skills on the water.  There are four levels in the program:

  • Inland Navigator
  • Coastal Navigator
  • Advanced Coastal Navigator
  • Offshore Navigator

Skills certifications are conducted by qualified USPS BOC Certifiers. For more information, contact our education department.

All Advanced Grades (Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Junior Navigation, and Navigation) have a on-water training component that is not tested nor mandatory. For insurance purposes, the on-water component of Advanced Grades is only available to Squadron Members. The BOC  is available to both USPS Members and the Public.

On Water Training is offered upon request. Please contact our SEO, Marie Wallach at to request On-Water Training