Become an ISPA
Affiliate School

Use our proven next-generation training system to build your business revenues.

Join the ISPA family of schools!

Why Become an ISPA Certified Instructor?

<i class="fa-solid fa-dollar-sign"></i> Make Money Teaching

Make Money Teaching

As a certified ISPA Instructor you will be able to make money teaching virtually anywhere around the world.

Improve Your Skills

Improve Your Skills

One of the best ways to improve your boating skills is to become an instructor and spend more time on the water.

Become Part of Our Community

Become Part of Our Community

Our global and growing community of boaters is creating opportunity for like minded people to communicate and explore new opportunities.

The ISPA Brand

ISPA was established in 1994 in Canada to develop and promote a new pleasure craft training system.

More than 28 years have passed since ISPA’s establishment and in response to societal changes, ISPA is streamlining the training process – making it available to an even greater number of people.

A Better Way to Learn

ISPA is creating a new paradigm in boater education which is:

- Affordable and accessible for nearly everyone
- Convenient and achievable
- Flexible and modularized

Our approach is to promote boating and the boating lifestyle to the global market!

Our goal is to bring more students to all our partner schools and help our schools improve their profitability.

A Better Training System

Our online training system makes extensive use of video and is designed to provide students with theoretical preparation and practical practice.

As a result, compared to conventional training systems, school operators will be able to run their schools more efficiently and be able to take on more students by reducing the amount of time students must spend learning directly from instructors to obtain their certificates.

Your instructors will benefit from students who have completed our online training. It forces the students to explore all relevant materials, study video training, and complete knowledge checks before taking the practical on-the-water training.

Our Competent Crew theory course study is free and open to all. This creates a low barrier to engaging more students and potential customers for your school from the global market.

How Can We Register Our School?

Prerequisites

Opening a School is Simple

  1. Have at least one ISPA-certified instructor:
    – Experienced sailors can obtain ISPA instructor certification quickly
  2. Register your school:
    – Register a vessel for training
    – Have a valid business license and marine insurance
    – Be in good standing and compliant with local laws and regulations

How Does Your School Benefit?

Lower Initial Costs

You can open an ISPA Affiliate school at a significantly lower cost than many other boat training organizations.

Below is an example of the cost of registering an ISPA Affiliate school with one instructor: (2022 pricing)

School Setup Fee:
US$1,000

Instructor Certification Cost: Varies based on individuals experience. 

For an experienced instructor from another organization,

– ISPA certificates: Approximately US$600

– Instructor clinic: Approximately US$1,200

– Instructor registration: US$200

Total cost: Approximately US$2,000

Lower Annual Fees

Annual Costs:

– Annual School Fee: US$200

– Annual Instructor Fee: US$100

No hidden fees for students:

ISPA certificate registration fees are included in the cost of ISPA course materials, and there are no other costs involved.

Additional Benefits of ISPA

In recent years, major countries around the world have been rapidly developing national legislation to accommodate the growing boating population. In Canada, the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) system is in effect, and all boat operators are required to carry a PCOC regardless of their nationality.

ISPA Instructors can issue the PCOC boating license in two ways:

– After teaching a PCOC training session and exam.
– After certifying a student to ISPA Day Skipper students can be issued a PCOC without examination.

National Boating Licenses

In recent years, major countries around the world have been rapidly developing national legislation to accommodate the growing boating population.

In Canada, the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) system is in effect, and all boat operators are required to carry a PCOC regardless of their nationality.

ISPA Instructors can issue the PCOC boating license in two ways:

– After teaching a PCOC training session and exam.
– After certifying a student to ISPA Day Skipper students can be issued a PCOC without examination.

The PCOC is accepted as a national boating license in Spain and in the USA.

ISPA’s Day Skipper certificate is recognized as an alternative to national boating license in:

– Croatian government
– Queensland, Australia
– The Bahamas

Many charter companies worldwide also recognize ISPA certificates as
proof of competence for chartering.

Certificates

Certificate Challenges

In addition to the regular training courses, the ISPA Certificate Challenge offers more flexible certification solutions.

The ISPA Certificate Challenge is a system in which an instructor will evaluate a student who is experienced and issue a certificate after the student demonstrates the required knowledge and skills.

After completing an online course, those who wish to challenge the practical course can use the ISPA video library videos to master the ISPA standards and techniques before challenging the certificate on-the-water.

 

Certificate Challenge Methods

Experienced individuals including instructor candidates can challenge certificates as a faster and lower cost means to achieve ISPA certifications using any of the following approaches:

– A one-day challenge course held at an ISPA School to evaluate the participants’ skills.
– On a charter boat or cabin chartered boat, an ISPA Instructor assesses the skills of those who wish to take part in the challenge.

 

 

Prerequisites

Opening a School is Simple

  1. Have at least on ISPA-certified instructor:
    – Experienced sailors can ISPA instructor certification quickly
  2. Register your school:
    – Register a vessel for training
    – Have a valid business and marine insurance
    – Be in good standing and compliant with local laws and regulations

Join the ISPA Family of Schools

Become an ISPA Affiliate School, and grow your business using our next-generation training system!

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