CPC 1000 - Educational Objectives

The objective of CPC 1000 is to provide boaters with the knowledge and skills necessary to become safer, more confident and competent mariners.  This course concentrates on the fundamental  seamanship, navigation and boat handling skills essential to every boater and is the first step toward the more advanced CPC certification levels.

If you are new to boating, CPC 1000 is the ideal starting place.  Whether you own your own boat or simply want to become a competent "crew” member, Chapman School’s proven, "Learn at the Helm”™ teaching methods enable you to develop your skills and abilities quickly.  The classroom elements are combined with hands-on, practical  instruction while underway aboard a Chapman School training vessel.

If you have "on the water” experience, CPC 1000 is a great way to expand your knowledge.  And, in addition to improving existing abilities under the guidance of professional, US Coast Guard licensed instructors, your skill level will be officially certified by the internationally renowned Chapman School of Seamanship.  Certification may entitle you to discounts on your vessel insurance.

CPC 1000 is a prerequisite for the more advanced levels of the Chapman Powerboat Certification program series.