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Safe Boating Through Education

Membership Information:

Membership is by application and is for anyone who shares our common love of boating, has passed one 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.

If 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

1         Having passed a state boating course including those from New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  Contact us for the complete list.

2         Having graduated from one of the following: Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy (Deck Officer License).

3         Other courses:

         Holders of the US Coast Guard 6 Pak License.

         Canadian Power Squadron - Boating Course

         USCG Aux - Boating Skills & Seamanship or Sailing & Seamanship Courses

         American Sailing Assn. -(ASA) Basic Keelboat Sailing Course (proctored exam course only).

         US Sailing - Basic Keelboat Certification Course

         US Sailing - Keelboat Instructor Course

         US 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.

The USPS 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.

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