Are you ready to become an ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising instructor?
1. Are you a current ASA member, or willing to become a member?
2. Do you hold an ASA 201, Basic Keelboat Sailing Instructor Certificate, or will you enroll in ASA 201 and 203 simultaneously?
3. Do you hold an ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising Certificate, or will you enroll in the ASA 200 - 203 Instructor Preparation Clinic?
If you are able to respond "yes" to the questions above, you're ready to become an ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising Instructor!
Apply for the ASA 203 IQC by sending us your completed ASA-107B Instructor Application and Sailing Resume forms. Email your completed forms to email@example.com. Questions about the clinic or application process? Email us or call our office at (415) 331-8250.
The ASA 203 IQC is the second instructor-level clinic in the keelboat training system and certifies an individual for teaching the ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising course at an ASA affiliate school. ASA Instructor Certification Standards parallel those required for students, but at a much higher level with emphasis on teaching. ASA 203 certification requires the Instructor Candidate to score 90% or more on the BCCI written examination and to pass an on-the-water skills evaluation by a certified ASA Instructor Evaluator. When the Candidate is successful, the Instructor Evaluator signs the certification page in the Candidate's log book and the ASA issues the certification stickers by mail.
NOTE: Even though you can earn your ASA Instructor Certificate without holding a US Merchant Marine Credential (captain's license), you will not be eligible to work as an instructor on US federal waters without credentials/licensure.