If you are ready to get started on the path to safer boating, enter your zip code in the box below, select the distance in miles you would like us to search, then click on the Submit button. We will return a list of vessel examiners within the specified distance. To return to this page, using the "Back" button on your browser.
The above list is not exhaustive and specific requirments do vary by type and size of boat; however, all of these items are currently required by state and federal laws and, if something is missing or non-operating, it can result in a citation should your vessel be inspected by the Coast Guard.
If your vessel does not meet the requirements, your Vessel Examiner will provide you with information on what corrective action needs to be taken to bring your boat into compliance to receive your VSC decal. No citations are issued for safety violations discovered during a VSC. Once the corrective action has been taken, you can request another VSC, again at no cost to you.