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    Education is a cornerstone of USPS and to this end we offer a variety of educational courses:

    The America's Boating Course 3rd Edition - This is an introductory boating safety course for our members and the general public. This course is a formal introduction to boating and boating safety and is beneficial to folks planning on buying their first boat, those who already own a boat and would like to feel more comfortable on the water, and even to those "old hands" who have never had formal training in boat handling and boat safety.   This course may be taken on-line (see the ABC3 link below) and since it is a NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) course it is valid anywhere in the USA.

    Any Tennessee resident born after January 1, 1989 must show the TWRA-issued wallet Boating Safety Education Certificate as proof of successful completion of the TWRA Boating Safety exam. 

    This course will prepair you to pass the TWRA exam which will be offered on the last day of the course for those who are interested.  For those who wish to become members in our Squadron, you may take either the ABC3 course or our Seamanship course which we provide in Squadron..  One or the other must be accomplished within your first year of membership.

    For information on how to go about taking the America's Boating Course, please click here hand01_next.gif [ ABC3 ]

    Member Courses - Advanced & Elective Courses - Education is one of the more important opportunities that USPS provides to all members and nonmembers. These courses can make your boating activities more pleasurable and safer. The course schedule provides the date and instructor for the courses.

    For more information, click here hand01_next.gif [ KPS Member Course Details ]

    In addition, here is a link to our National HQ Education Dept   click here hand01_next.gif l


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