America's Boating Club

United States Power Squadrons

Standard Squadron/District Site


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. Please note that the Boat Operator Certification is open to members of United States Power Squadrons only. For more information, contact your local squadron or district. Interested in joining? Click here to find a squadron near you!