This team-taught, 10-12 hour U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course, provides recreational boaters with the knowledge and skills to boat safely on either inland or coastal waters. General topics included in the ABS course are: boating operations, boat handling, boating laws and regulations, water traffic patterns, equipment requirements, and introductory navigation. Students will complete a multiple choice exam at the conclusion of the course. Participants who pass the written exam are awarded a USCGA certificate that may be used to satisfy state boat operator certification as well as possibly earning a discount on insurance premiums from many marine insurers. This course is approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
Also a part of this ABS course includes two additional session for more detailed navigation. These session will be optional for ABS course attendees.
Course fee includes textbooks.