The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) has received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) of its third American National Standard. ANSI/NASBLA 101-2017 Basic Boating Knowledge – Human-Propelled is recognized as a American National Standard as of September 28, 2017. All three American National Standards are available for free download on the National Education Standards webpage.

The Basic Boating Knowledge – Human-Propelled Standard is the minimum standard that applies to all human-propelled boating courses in the U.S. states and territories and District of Columbia. The purpose of this Standard is to establish the national standard for use by course providers to meet the needs of recreational boaters for human-propelled boating knowledge in order to identify and reduce primary risk factors and mitigate their effects on recreational boating.

This standard applies to all human-propelled craft, such as canoes, kayaks, rafts, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), dragon boats, etc.

Read more at NASBLA’s site. Read more about incorporating Paddlecraft into you ship’s program at our Paddlesports Program Page.