Ohio DNR Parks and Watercraft’s Introduction to SUP – Instructor Course is the Third Verified Course for the Organization
Ohio DNR Parks and Watercraft is being recognized for meeting the American National Standard for on-water skills. The Introduction to SUP – Instructor Course is the organization’s third course to meet the American National Standard entitled EDU-2 Skill-Based Human-Propelled Standard. Ohio DNR Parks and Watercraft is the first organization to have three skills courses independently Verified under this program.
Under funding provided by a USCG grant, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators 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, or 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 Power, On-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.
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. For more information about the process, please visit the Verified Course page on the NASBLA website or contact Deputy Education Director Mark Chanski (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
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