Classes Offered By ASPS

America’s Boating Course (ABC)

America’s Boating Course is our basic boater safety program and is offered in two formats–an intensive all day class, or on consecutive Monday nights.  Following the final section, the closed-book exam, required for NASBLA certification will be offered. For more details, dates, locations and to sign up, visit our pages for Lake Lanier classes or Lake Allatoona classes, or email abc@usps-atlanta.org.

Advanced Boating Courses

Seamanship ($66 Member | $110 Nonmember)
Taught by P/Lt/C Richard Morrison, SN and Lt/C Eric Ringwall, P – starting January 27th.

This is the first (in sequence) of the Advanced Rating courses offered by ASPS and provides an excellent foundation for the rest of the series. It expands on the material in the America’s Boating Course and provides a comprehensive overview of the skills necessary to safely operate your vessel and to deal with the inevitable challenges that Mother Nature and Murphy’s Law will throw out you while boating. This course will start with a face-to-face meeting at the Heiskell School on Monday January 27th , but then subsequent meetings will be held ONLINE via Web-based Seminar. Participants will need to have a PC/Laptop/Mac with a working headset with microphone and Internet access in order to take this class. The Course Fee for this class is just $66 for Members or $110 for Non-Members. Learn More/Sign Up

Piloting ($80 Member | $133 Nonmember)
Taught by Ryan Troncalli, SN – starting January 27th.

This class is the second (in sequence) of the Advanced Rating courses offered by ASPS and provides a solid foundation for working with Charts and the fundamentals of coastal navigation techniques. This course will start at the Heiskell School on Monday January 27th. The Course Fee for this class in just $80 for Members or $133 for Non-Members. Remaining schedule and meeting location to be determined at the class.  Learn More/Sign Up

Marine Electrical Systems ($53 Member | $88 Nonmember)
aught by P/C Ed Troncalli, SN – starting January 27th

This class is one of the series of Elective courses and focuses on Marine 12 Volt DC and 120/240Volt AC Systems. It is a very good course and will provide the student with a solid foundation for operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and expanding these systems on your own boat. The Course Fee for this class is just $53 for Members or $88 for Non-Members. This class will start on Monday January 27th and meet at the Troncalli Subaru dealership in Cumming, GA from 7-9pm. Learn More/Sign Up

Instructor Recertification – taught by TBD – starting TBD

This course will be delivered via ONLINE Seminar on a single Tuesday Night for those formerly certified Instructors who certification has expired and who wish to continue teaching. Since any of our courses may contain Non-Members these days, it is important that ALL Instructors carry and maintain the proper USPS teaching certification. Participants will need to have a PC/Laptop/Mac with a working headset with microphone and Internet access in order to take this class.

Instructor Development – taught by TBD – starting TBD

This is the initial Instructor certification course offered by ASPS to help improve/refine/brush-up the skills of those desiring to be instructors in the squadron so that they can be more effective in the classroom and successful in communicating the content provided by USPS for instruction of the ABC, Advanced, Elective and Seminar course materials. It is a great class for anyone that wants to improve their presentation or public speaking skills! The Course Fee for this course is just $23 for Members. It is not available to Non-Members.

Boat Operator Certification Seminars – taught by TBD – starting TBD

The ASPS will host two seminars per morning on two to three Saturday mornings this Spring leading up to the BOC On-the-Water Training event to be held here in Atlanta in May. USPS Seminars are an Integral Part of the Boat Operator Certification program in that some of them are requirements to obtain the Inland or Coastal Navigator designation. The BOC program is terrific in that it adds a hands-on, on-the-water element to complement the theory-based Advanced and Elective courses historically offered by the USPS. At present, there are very few BOC certified people in the ASPS and it is a highly sought after level of achievement. Seminars are usually about an hour, so the Saturday commitment is to about 2-3 hours to participate in a couple of the seminars. Participants will need to have a PC/Laptop/Mac with a working headset with microphone and Internet access in order to take this class.

To register, contact seo@usps-atlanta.org or submit the form on the course detail pages.