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Welcome to NOWS

The National Standards
for Recreational Boating 
Skills Instruction

NOWS are used to teach:

  • Beginner students...

  • Boating skills...
  • On the water.

Ride the NOWS wave. Safer boaters have more fun!

NOWS Benefits?

  • Improve your course quality

  • Better serve your students

  • Attract new customers & grow your business


If you have questions about NOWS, you'll likely find the answers here. If not, let us know and we will get the answers to you!

What new customers look for!

This checklist is being provided to people interested in choosing a boating safety course.  It provides them with criteria to use when making a decision about attending a course.

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Thank you for taking part in creating the future of recreational boating safety education across the nation!

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