Are you ready to become an ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising instructor?
1. Are you a current ASA member, or willing to become a member?
2. Do you hold an ASA 203 Instructor Certificate, or will you enroll in ASA 203 and 204 simultaneously?
3. Do you hold an ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Certificate, or will you enroll in the ASA 200 - 204 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 204 IQC by sending us your completed ASA-107B Instructor Application and Sailing Resume forms. (If you are applying to simultaneously enroll in consecutive ASA 203 and 204 IQCs, please note this on your application. You only need to submit one copy of each form.) Email your completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the clinic or application process? Email us or call our office at (415) 331-8250.
The ASA 204 IQC is the third instructor-level clinic in the keelboat training system and certifies an individual for teaching the ASA 104, Bareboat 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. Certification requires the Instructor Candidate to pass a written and oral examination and 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.