Are you ready to become an ASA 107, Celestial Navigation Instructor?
1. Are you a current ASA member, or willing to reactivate your membership?
2. Do you hold the ASA 205 & 206 Instructor Certificates, or will you enroll in ASA 206 and 207 simultaneously?
If you are able to respond "yes" both questions above, you're ready to become an ASA 107, Celestial Navigation Instructor!
Apply for the ASA 207 IQC by sending us your completed ASA-107B Instructor Application and Sailing Resume forms. (If you are applying to enroll in ASA 206 and 207 IQCs simultaneously, 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 (415) 331-8250.
The ASA 207 IQC is the sixth instructor-level clinic in the keelboat training system and certifies an individual for teaching the ASA 107, Celestial Navigation 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 written and oral examinations and to pass a practical plotting evaluation by a certified ASA Instructor Evaluator. There are three areas of competence that must be demonstrated by the IC to achieve the ASA 207 Instructor certification
- a working knowledge of the Nautical Almanac, HO 229 and HO 249 sight reduction tables, the Star Finder (2102-D), ability to plot estimated positions and celestial fixes on standard plotting sheets;
- a practical ability to identify stars, use the sextant, and obtain a celestial fix for a current date (in real time);
- an understanding of the celestial navigation that leaves the Instructor Evaluator with little doubt that the Instructor Candidate can effectively teach the subject matter.
When the Candidate successfully demonstrates these abilities, the Instructor Evaluator signs the Candidate's log book and the ASA issues the certification stickers by mail.
Clinic Price: $495
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.