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Boaters Education Classes

All boaters in Oregon are required to carry the Oregon Boater Education Card if your boat motor is greater than 10 hp, and youths are age 12 - 15 operating a motorized boat of any size. We offer interesting classes taught locally to small groups. Hearing questions and thoughts from your fellow classmates is a great way to learn! Click on the "Boating Courses" tab on the left margin to find your closest class.

Vessel Safety Check

Get a free Vessel Safety Check - a qualified, local Auxiliary member will check your boat for compliance with the applicable federal and state requirements in this free program. This isn't a law enforcement action - the examiner can't report any problems to law enforcement. Be safe, get a Vessel Safety Check and display the sticker proudly! Click the "Vessel Safety Check" button on the left toolbar to send a request to the closest member.

New Members

Congratulations and Welcome Aboard. You have just joined a very special organization. The importance of the Basic Qualification Course: Auxiliary members who are familiar with the customs, traditions, and history of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, understand our Missions and Programs, the organizational structure, the policies and regulations that guide us, and understand the protocols and uniform wear will be far better prepared to serve the Coast Guard than less knowledgeable members. In addition, Auxiliary members need to have the same training as the Coast Guard with regard to ethics, civil rights, privacy, and security (specifically addressed in our Mandated Training). You can access this course through the "BQS" button on the lift, or the Auxiliary Classroom. The Auxiliary Classroom is where you will find a significant amount of advanced online training. It also tracks your training activities so you can better document your accomplishments.


ABOUT THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

 

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed, all-volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. The Auxiliary was created by an Act of Congress in 1939, and has grown to over 32,000 members who daily support the Coast Guard in all its non-military, and non-law-enforcement missions. We have members and units in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.

Auxiliary members conduct safety patrols on local waterways, assist in Search and Rescue, teach boating safety classes, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public, provide boating safety literature to dealers, as well as many other activities related to recreational boating safety.

The Coast Guard considers the Auxiliary its primary resource for recreational boating safety outreach and prevention, and in many inland portions of the country, where the majority of U.S. recreational boating occurs on lakes and rivers, the Auxiliary is the sole Coast Guard presence!

But the Auxiliary is more than recreational boating safety; we regularly serve alongside our active-duty shipmates serving as communications watchstanders, commercial vessel inspectors, training resources for air and sea operations, numerous duties related to environmental protection and homeland security, and even food service! In fact, there are nearly two dozen "qualifications" open to Auxiliarists willing to put in the time and training. Collectively, Auxiliarists volunteer over 4.5 million hours per year and complete nearly 500,000 missions – a true force multiplier for the Coast Guard!

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to persons 17 years of age and older. We are organized into 16 districts nationwide, comprised of 171 divisions with approximately 980 flotillas. No matter where you live, there is a flotilla near you. Find the unit nearest your Zip Code by clicking on "Units" at the top of this page. And for dozens of reasons why you should join, visit "Recruiting". You will not be sorry!

PLEASE LEARN MORE ABOUT US BY EXPLORING OUR SITE.

 

CGAUX.ORG is the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary official web portal.