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National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)

Welcome to EZ-ESP, the National Boating Education Standards project site!

ESP News
Two Standard Drafts Posted for Public Comment
Feb 12, 2016
Two Panel draft standards are now open for public input. The first standard entitled 'BSR/NASBLA 101-201X: Basic Boating Knowledge - Human-Propelled' is reposted for 45-days to review revisions only. The second, 'BSR/NASBLA 103.1-201X: Supplement - Basic Boating Knowledge - Water Jet Propelled' is a new proposed standard supplement opened for a 90-day comment period. Comments are solicited for any section of this new draft standard.

Download a copy of either draft at the 'My Panels' page.

Also posted are approved minutes of Education Standards Panel through January 2016. Contact esp@nasbla.org for additional information.
ANSI/NASBLA 103-2016: Basic Boating Knowledge - Power Recognized as ANS
Jan 22, 2016
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has recognized Basic Boating Knowledge - Power as an American National Standard (ANS). A copy of the standard is posted in the zip-file feature of the EZ-ESP website and available online (free download) at http://www.nasbla.org/Files/Education/ANSI_NASBLA-103-2016%20Basic%20Boating%20Knowledge%20-%20Power_Final_approved_2015_11_18.pdf
Revised Standard Public Review Period now Closed
Oct 02, 2015
The Revised Draft of "BSR/NASBLA 101-201X: Basic Boating Knowledge - Human Propelled Boats" closed for review on November 30, 2015.

Download a copy of the revised standard now in consideration by the Education Standards Panel at the 'My Panels' page.

Contact esp@nasbla.org for additional information.
Proposed Standards Open for Public Call for Comments Periods
Sep 05, 2015
Two new proposed Panel draft standards are now open for public comment. The draft standards are entitled 'BSR/NASBLA 102-201X: Basic Boating Knowledge - Sailing' and 'BSR/NASBLA 106-201X: Basic Boating Knowledge - Trailering'. Each 90-day comment period remains open through December 3, 2015.

Download a copy of either standard at the 'My Panels' page. Comments are invited for any section of the proposed drafts.

Also posted are approved minutes of Education Standards Panel for June and July 2015. Contact esp@nasbla.org for additional information.
Revised Draft - BSR/NASBLA 103-201X: Basic Boating Knowledge - Power Open for Public Comment on Revisions
Jul 02, 2015
The revised draft standard 'BSR/NASBLA 103-201X: Basic Boating Knowledge - Power' is posted for review and comment on revised changes. The comment period remains open through August 24, 2015.

Download a copy of the standard at the 'My Panels' page. Comments are invited on proposed revisions indicated by changes tracked in the document.

Contact esp@nasbla.org for additional information.

The goal of this site is to make participation in the national boating education standards writing process as quick and painless as possible. This site will give you the ability to choose areas of interest and effortlessly become aware of what is happening in your chosen sectors.

Users must register to use this feature. The menu bar to the left contains a "Register" link. Click and follow the instructions. If you are previously registered through the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) website, use your current NASBLA login and password after you have clicked "Login" to the left.

This site is sponsored by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators with funding provided in part from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the United States Coast Guard.

We welcome questions and comments. Please e-mail the link below with suggestions.

We appreciate your help in improving our national boating education standards!

Questions? Contact esp@nasbla.org for help and information about this site.


We wish to thank the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) for permission to adapt its Project Technical Committee website (EZ-PTC) into this fully independent web tool for development and revision of the National Boating Education Standards.

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