Educational Department Update: CPS-ECP Courses Are Renamed With a Streamlined Look


Nov 8, 2016

If a car manufacturer wants to bring an older model into “Today’s World”, it takes nothing more than a little streamlining here and there to do the job, and to make that car more pleasing and easier to sell to the buying public.

And so it is with our CPS-ECP course offerings; the National Educational Department has taken a good look at the needs and wants of those who are our customers, i.e. the boating public. This fall, we will be trotting out our “new 2016 model,” a series of renamed courses that better reflect the real thrust behind our offerings. What we hope the prospective boating student will see when he/she looks at an ad promoting our courses, is an easy, yet challenging progression of study, whose names give a good clue as to the contents of each particular course.

NOTE: The course names on student notes will change as current stock is depleted, and new stock is ordered.

Revised Name Original Name

Boating 1 – Boating Basics – PCOC

Get Your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Boating Basics

Boating 2 – Beyond the Basics

More than your Boating License (PCOC)

Part of Boating Essentials & old Boating course
Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation Part of Boating Essentials & old Boating course
Boating 4 – Near Shore Marine Navigation 1 Seamanship
Boating 5 – Near Shore Marine Navigation 2 Advanced Piloting
Boating 6 – Off Shore Marine Navigation 1 Junior Navigator
Boating 7 – Off Shore Marine Navigation 2 Global Navigation


Don Griffin
National Educational Officer



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