2022 American National Standards for Basic Boating Knowledge Webinars 1 & 2
NASBLA is pleased to announce the publication of the following American National Standards (effective June 1, 2022):
ANSI/NASBLA 100-2022: Basic Boating Knowledge – Core
ANSI/NASBLA 101-2022: Basic Boating Knowledge – Plus Human-Propelled
ANSI/NASBLA 102-2022: Basic Boating Knowledge – Plus Sailing
ANSI/NASBLA 103-2022: Basic Boating Knowledge – Plus Power
ANSI/NASBLA 103.1-2022: Supplement - Basic Boating Knowledge – Plus Water-Jet Propelled
These standards implement the “Core-Plus” format, ensuring each discipline (Human-Propelled, Sail, and Power) utilize uniform Core content. All available documents are posted for FREE download at: https://www.nasbla.org/education/national-ed-standards.
To assist in understanding and using the updated standards, NASBLA hosted two free national webinars:
April 19 – National Webinar #1 – All standards were introduced. The webinar focuses on the Core and Plus Power Standards, including the Water-Jet Propelled Supplement, and it introduces the DRAFT Core Plus Power Technical Report. In addition, information is presented on future use of the Core and Plus Power Standard for NASBLA course approval.
April 28 – National Webinar #2 - All standards were introduced. This webinar focuses on the Human-Propelled, and Sailing standards, including the Draft Core Plus Human-Propelled Technical Report, and the Draft Core Plus Sailing Technical Report.
Questions? Contact Pamela Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Dillon serves as project specialist for the National Boating Education Standards Panel (ESP). In this role, she works to fully articulate NASBLA’s national role in standards development and conformity assessment. Previously, Dillon served as BLA, retiring in 2011 as chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft. During a five-year break in service from the state of Ohio, Dillon served as executive director of the American Canoe Association (2002-2007), working to develop strategic alliances with boating, outdoor recreation, and paddlesport education and conservation programs across the U.S. and Canada. Dillon served two terms as a public member of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council. In 2014 Dillon earned her credential as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from ASAE.
Education Director, NASBLA
Mark joined NASBLA’s team of professionals as the Deputy Education Director in June of 2019 and assumed the director's position in January 2020. Prior to joining NASBLA, Mark worked for the State of Connecticut’s Boating Division for more than twelve years. While there, he initiated a number of innovative programs that focused on delivering the Division’s Safe and Clean Boating messages to the public. Mark was the lead coordinator for the Boating Division’s on-the-water outreach MV Prudence campaign, BOATS (Because Our Acquaintances Think Safety) Program, life jacket rebate program, paddlecraft education, and outreach campaigns and the administrator of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s first social media campaign, Facebook page, Boating in Connecticut.
Mark has extensive commercial and recreational maritime experience. He holds credentials, licenses, and certificates from the U.S. Coast Guard, American Canoe Association, Connecticut DEEP, National Association of State Law Administrators, National Safe Boating Council, and US Sailing. Mark has received numerous awards from state and national organizations for his efforts and achievements in the boating education field.