The US Coast Guard
Office of Boating Safety
The National Safe Boating Council, Inc. (NSBC) was organized in September 1958 under the name National Safe Boating Committee. The NSBC presently has a membership of 190 U.S. and Canadian organizations, all with an interest in boating safety and education. The NSBC membership is diverse, with approximately 65% of the membership being nonprofit organizations and 35% being for-profit organizations.
Boat Ed is a private organization dedicated to providing boater safety education. Boat Ed works with the state agencies responsible for boater education to develop home-study courses, such as the Internet and video courses found on this site.
United States Power Squadron (USPS) is a national organization comprised of some 50,000 members in approximately 450 Squadrons in most states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Organized in 1914, USPS is the world's largest private boating organization..