Receive Exclusive Benefits as a NSBC Member

By joining the NSBC, you’re showing your commitment to recreational boating safety. You’re joining a network of professionals in the commercial realm, the nonprofit sector, and those individuals that want to make boating a safer, and more enjoyable experience. You also receive exclusive benefits, such as discounts on our products and partnership discounts available only for NSBC members.

"My company and I personally have received great benefit through our NSBC membership. Upon entering this industry, NSBC provided me professional orientation, shared educational tools, and resources which helped me grasp an understanding of where my company fits in and how we could best serve our customers. Like any membership or relationship, the most beneficial results are an outcome of both contribution and procurement." - Nichole Kalil, Media and Public Relations Lead for ACR Electronics, Sustaining Member.

"Forever Resorts joined the NSBC because we want to show our customers that, as much as we value fun and enjoyment on the water, we also value safety. We want to support an organization whose main goal is safety, and feel that we receive that support back from the NSBC that we're an important part of the work they do." - Bruce Rowe, Director of Marine Services, Patron Member Organization since 2006. 


 Patron Level Membership ($1,000+)

 Our highest tiered membership receives both tangible and intangible benefits to help promote your company or organization's brand.

Patron Level Membership benefits:

  • One complimentary registration to the International Boating and Water Safety Summit
  • Special recognition at all NSBC-sponsored events, including the annual IBWSS Mark of Achievement Ceremony
  • Distinctive recognition space in NSBC publications and products
  • NSBC Product discounts 
  • Notice of all NSBC meetings, seminars and training programs
  • Issues of the Anchorline, NSBC’s informative boating safety newsletter
  • NSBC's monthly e-newsletter
  • NSBC lapel pin
  • Use of the National Safe Boating Council logo for approved purposes
  • Representation among other national and international boating safety forums
  • Access to research publications (e.g. - U.S. Coast Guard, NASBLA, BSAC, ACA, etc.)
  • Discounts on exhibit space at the annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit

Patron Member Application

                                                                                          


Sustaining Level Membership ($500)

Sustaining Level Membership benefits:

  • Recognition on the NSBC's website
  • Recognition in NSBC publications
  • Unique opportunities for underwriting and sponsoring NSBC programs
  • Up to two sets of NSBC member shipping labels (upon request)
  • NSBC Product discounts
  • Notice of all NSBC meetings, seminars and training programs
  • Issues of the Anchorline, NSBC’s informative boating safety newsletter
  • NSBC's monthly e-newsletter
  • NSBC lapel pin
  • Use of the National Safe Boating Council logo for approved purposes
  • Representation among other national and international boating safety forums
  • Access to research publications (e.g. - U.S. Coast Guard, NASBLA, BSAC, ACA, etc.)
  • Discounts on exhibit space at the annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit

Sustaining Member Application


Organizations ($50, $150, $200 and $300)

There are two membership categories for organizations: Non-Profit or Government and Commercial/Trade AssociationYour NSBC membership fees provide direct support for programs to improve boating safety throughout North America and to enhance communications in recreational boating safety education. In addition to supporting these important programs, organizations receive the following benefits:

  • NSBC Product discounts 
  • Notice of all NSBC meetings, seminars and training programs
  • Issues of the Anchorline, NSBC’s informative boating safety newsletter
  • NSBC's monthly e-newsletter
  • NSBC lapel pin
  • Use of the National Safe Boating Council logo for approved purposes
  • Representation among other national and international boating safety forums
  • Access to research publications (e.g. - U.S. Coast Guard, NASBLA, BSAC, ACA, etc.)
  • Discounts on exhibit space at the annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit

    Organizations: Non-Profit or Government ($50, $150, $200)

Available for federal, state and local agencies involved in recreational boating/educational activities and national, regional, state and local non-profit public service 501 (c)(3) organizations involved in the recreational boating field.

Available for international, national, regional and local for profit companies and trade associations involved in recreational boating or boating safety industries.


Individual Membership ($35)

Available for individuals interested in recreational boating safety and boating education. Note: Individual Membership is not open to organizations.

Individual Membership benefits include:

  • Issues of the Anchorline, NSBC's informative boating safety newsletter
  • NSBC's monthly e-newsletter
  • NSBC membership card
  • NSBC lapel pin 
  • Notice of all NSBC seminars and training programs
  • Invitation to attend NSBC General Membership Meetings

Individual Member Application


Instructor Membership ($75 or $65.00 with agency discount)

Instructor Membership benefits:

  • Maintain a valid NSBC Instructor Certification
  • Discounts on Training Materials (student manuals, certificates)
  • Ability to issue Participation Certificates to students
  • Authority to use NSBC logo in accordance to NSBC’s Use Policy
  • Authority to use “NSBC Certified” with written contract signed by the NSBC Executive Director
  • “Anchorline” newsletter subscription
  • Email updates and Rachel’s Radar e-newsletter subscription
  • NSBC Training-specific e-newsletter subscription
  • Discount on NSBC Products

Instructor Member Application: $75

If your state agency or organization is already a member of the NSBC in good standing, you are eligible to register as an Instructor for the discounted rate of $65/annually. Instructor Member (Agency) Application: $65


Instructor-Trainer Membership ($100 or $90.00 with agency discount)

Instructor-Trainer Membership benefits:

  • Maintain a valid NSBC Instructor-Trainer Certification
  • Ability to order Instructor Binder for instructor candidates
  • Ability to issue NSBC Instructor Certificates
  • Discounts on Training Materials (student manuals, certificates)
  • Ability to issue Participation Certificates to basic students
  • Authority to use NSBC logo in accordance to NSBC’s Use Policy
  • Authority to use “NSBC Certified” with written contract signed by the NSBC Executive Director
  • “Anchorline” newsletter subscription
  • Email updates and Rachel’s Radar e-newsletter subscription
  • NSBC Training-specific e-newsletter subscription
  • Discount on NSBC Products

Instructor-Trainer Member Application: $100

 If your state agency or organization is already a member of the NSBC in good standing, you are eligible to register as an Instructor-Trainer for the discounted rate of $90/annually. Instructor-Trainer Member (Agency) Application: $90


Engaging Victims & Survivors Membership ($35)

  • Issues of the Anchorline, NSBC's informative boating safety newsletter
  • NSBC's monthly e-newsletter
  • NSBC membership card
  • NSBC lapel pin 
  • Notice of all NSBC seminars and training programs
  • Invitation to attend NSBC General Membership Meetings

Engaging Victims & Survivors Membership Application

Mail-in Application:

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