08-12-2008, 05:11 AM #1
Notice of PWC Certification update
For Immediate Release
August 9, 2008
Reference: K38 International Notice of Certification Update
To Whom It May Concern:
K38 recognizes and endorses the National Safe Boating Council NSBC Instructor certification program, since 1999. NSBC works in partnership with the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and has set the minimum standards for boating education throughout the United States. Recently new standards have been placed in effect warranting this notice.
The certification process for Personal Water Craft (PWC) or Rescue Water Craft (RWC) will be valid for a period of three years from the date of issue upon successful completion of a course. Records are to be kept for a maximum of 3 years, upon the date of issue expiration, certified students will have to re-qualify their credentialing process and are required to make copies of their credentials and logs on their training and service work for proof of valid operations.
This is necessary due to Homeland Security issues, changes in boating law, safety, education and enforcement. This includes the operators need to stay current with boating education designed to reduce personal injury, accident of loss of equipment or gear due to lack of proficiency of perishable skills.
Personal Water Craft designs change approximately every 3 years of production and with the newer design functions, features and operational concerns, students are required to stay current with all necessary industry and boating law information during the time of their certification validity.
Students and certified operators must maintain a level of physical and emotional fitness that would allow them to operate a RWC or PWC and to attend to any necessary on duty requirements per job description. If you currently have a PWC or RWC certificate issued in your name upon successful completion of an approved or private course, and you do not have an expiration date and are beyond 3 years of the issue date, you need to update your credentials immediately.
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