One of the main goals of America's Boating Club is “boating safety through education” — we believe that an educated boater is a safer boater. In addition to its public education program, America's Boating Club teaches a series of outstanding courses that cover advanced seamanship, navigational techniques, and boat handling, maintenance, and enhancement topics.

Boater Safety Courses

We teach boating safety courses; the America's Boating Course, 3rd Edition (ABC3) which is our basic boating safety course, and we teach the Texas Parks and Wildlife boater safety course. These courses are taught in-person.  We have regularly scheduled classes, and can offer special classes for your group or organization at your location.

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Kayaking is one of the most popular types of boating these days, and America's Boating Club Houston has you covered with training to help you stay safe, get where you want to go, and have FUN!

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Boat Handling

Our Boat Handling course (formerly Seamanship) builds your competence and confidence on the water with an in-depth look at the practical boating education and skills.  It is the basis of all of our advanced courses.

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Advanced Courses

Our advanced navigation courses are THE standard for learning how to get around in coastal, inland and offshore waters.

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Elective Courses

Ready to dive deep into topics like Engine Maintenance, Cruise Planning, Electronic Navigation, or Sail?  Want to become an America's Boating Club Instructor?  We have the course for you!

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Hands-On Training and Certification

Develop your boat handling skills, increase your confidence, and have more fun on the water!  You can also earn credentials that show your proficiency.

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Our 2-Hour Seminar series covers a wide variety of topics any boater can put right to use.  Many can be taken online, or in person, with a live instructor.

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Members Only Training

America's Boating Club Houston offers some courses exclusively to members.  These courses are designed to help further the cause of United States Power Squadrons - America's Boating Club by furthering the education of our members so that they can deliver on our promise.

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First Aid/CPR/AED

A standard level First Aid, CPR and AED course is an important addition to your boating education. Keep current and keep safe with this education opportunity.

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