is by application and is for anyone who shares our common love
of boating, has passed
of our Public Boating Courses (or equivalent - see below*) and
who is interested in advancing the objectives of the organization. The
basic course is open to the public and there is no age limit for
participants. However, "active" members must be at
least 18 years of age, but there are no age considerations for "family" members.
you are interested in joining USPS, you first step is to contact
us (See Officers
- Contact Information)
for more membership information and to register for one of our
upcoming Public Boating Courses. If you have any problems
reaching us, you may contact 1-888-FOR-USPS.
* Acceptable alternatives to the USPS
Public Boating Course
passed a state boating course including those from New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Contact
us for the complete list.
graduated from one of the following: Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard
Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy (Deck Officer License).
of the US Coast Guard 6 Pak License.
Power Squadron - Boating Course
· USCG Aux
- Boating Skills & Seamanship or Sailing & Seamanship Courses
Sailing Assn. -(ASA) Basic Keelboat Sailing Course (proctored exam
Sailing - Basic Keelboat Certification Course
Sailing - Keelboat Instructor Course
Sailing - Small Boat Instructor Course.
As a member of
USPS, specifically Northern New Jersey, you will join with other
knowledgeable boaters, who have taken the opportunity of furthering
their boating education; of enjoying various social activities both
on and off the water; of contributing to the community by teaching,
joining either our Cooperative Charting Program or Vessel Safety
Check Program; or by taking advantage of the other financial and
informational benefits that our organization offers.
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Ensign (Flag Design), "Wheel-and-Flag Design", "Officer
Trident Design", "United State Power Squadrons", "USPS", "The
Ensign", "the Squadron" with flag graphic, "Boat
Smart", "Jet Smart", and "America's
Boating Club" are registered trademarks of United
States Power Squadrons.