Ohio Canoeing – Instructor Course receives Third-Party Verified Course recognition

By Taylor Matsko posted 06-19-2019 01:09 PM


Ohio DNR Parks and Watercraft’s Introduction to Canoeing – Instructor Course receives recognition for its Third-Party Verified Course

Ohio DNR Parks and Watercraft is being recognized for meeting the American National 2019_G262_-_ODNR_Canoe_Instructor_Course_assigned_2019_05_02_2_.jpgStandard for On-Water Recreational Boating Skills Standard – HUMAN-PROPELLED. The Ohio DNR, Division of Parks and Watercraft, work to be a diverse and skilled team empowered to deliver the highest standard of outdoor recreation experiences and natural resource management.

Under funding provided by a USCG grant, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators has implemented a process of voluntary third-party conformity assessment for on-water boating skill programs to verify a course meets American National Standards for Power, Sail, and Human-Propelled. Successful completion includes the award of a uniquely-numbered “Verified Course” mark indicating “The content of this course conforms to the American National Standard for on-water skills as verified through an independent third-party assessment process.”
Recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as American National Standards, the On-Water PowerOn-Water Sailing, and On-Water Human-Propelled standards identify fundamental skills that entry-level recreational boat operators should be able to demonstrate after receiving instruction.  efTkYOE4_400x400.jpg

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators is recognized by the United States Coast Guard as an official national entity to serve as a third-party independent reviewer to verify power and motorized sail boating courses against the American National Standards for On-Water Recreational Boating Skills. Under current USCG grant funding, NASBLA is accepting courses for a ‘no-cost’ review through July 1, 2019. For more information about the process, please visit the Verified Course page on the NASBLA website or contact Deputy Education Director Mark Chanski (mark.chanski@nasbla.org) for details.  

To read more about the Ohio DNR Parks and Watercraft please visit their website.