The Boat Operator Certification (BOC) program will help you to establish your boating credentials, upgrade your boating resume for chartering or state requirements, and save on insurance premiums. There are four levels in the program: 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.

Inland Navigator: The focus is on basic powerboat operation and general boating knowledge.

Coastal Navigator: The focus is on coastal operation and coastal navigation.

Advanced Coastal Navigator: The focus is on extended coastal operation and advanced coastal navigation.

Offshore Navigator: The focus is on extended operation out of sight of land.

Skills certifications are conducted by qualified USPS BOC Certifiers. For more information, contact your local ABC Mid-Atlantic club