Before you apply
Read the Standards Panel Rules (download) and the Panel Code of Ethics (download).
Review the following sections. The last section includes an online application form and document submission page.
The first document is your current resume or curriculum vitae. This may be in MS Word, PDF, or plain text.
The second document is an outline of what you believe are the most relevant competencies, qualities, and/or perspectives that you would bring to the process and the content of the
Panel's standards development work. This is limited to 400 words.
1. Interest Category Representation
The Standards Panel must have stakeholder representation across five Interest Categories. Determine which of the following Interest Category(ies) best descirbe(s) you?
Indicate your selections in the application section. Note: The final Interest Category determination will be made by the NASBLA Executive Board.
Defined as representation from
|Commercial||For-profit companies and organizations that offer NASBLA-approved/sanctioned boating education courses, and other commercial entities
such as boat and boat accessory manufacturers, marine insurance companies, boat dealers, marina owners, towing and salvage companies.|
|Non-Governmental / |
Nonprofit Organization - NGO
|Nonprofit, non-governmental organizations that offer boating education or water safety courses
or otherwise have an interest in recreational boating and water safety. Include membership, professional, and trade associations.|
|Federal Boating Agency||U.S. Federal government agencies (and instrumentalities of the Federal government) and international agencies that administer
programs and/or enforce laws promoting recreational boating and/or water safety.|
|State Boating Agency||U.S. State and territorial governmental agencies and subdivisions that enforce boating laws and/or administer boating safety,
education, registration and titling, and other related recreational boating programs. Includes designee agencies and personnel at the sub-state level.|
|Public||Individual boaters, researchers, boating writers, educators, and other persons who have an interest in boating and/or boating safety and
who are not covered under the other interest categories.|
2. National Boating Education Standards Panel Participation and Responsibilities
- While Panel members provide stakeholder representation across the five interest categories described in Part 1 of this application, appointment to the
Panel is an individual appointment. When engaged in the Panel's work, members function as individuals, NOT as agents of any organization with which they are or
may be associated or employed.
- In the absence of a medical or emergency excuse, failure of a member to participate in two consecutive Panel meetings or failure to return two
consecutive ballots may result in removal from the Panel.
- Members who violate the Standards Panel Code of Ethics or who are otherwise disruptive to the conduct of Panel business may be subject to removal from the Panel.
- Much of the Panel's work must be conducted in virtual meetings and deliberations — through teleconferences, webinars, and e-mails; as such, members
must have reasonable access to phone and Internet service that will accommodate these activities.
3. Contact Information, Experience, and Qualifications Submission