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IQC 217: Basic Celestial Navigation Endorsement Instructor Qualification (1-Day)

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Adult Ages 18+

Basic Celestial Navigation Endorsement Instructor Qualification

The Instructor Qualification Clinics (IQC) are not training courses but rather an evaluation of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and ability to teach ASA classes. This ASA 217 IQC certifies an individual for teaching the ASA 117 Basic Celestial Navigation Endorsement course. ASA Instructor Certification Standards parallel those required for students but at a much higher level and with an emphasis on teaching skills. Candidates are evaluated by a certified ASA Instructor Evaluator and must score 90% or more on the written examination, pass a rigorous oral examination, and demonstrate extensive on-the-water skills. .


  1. Candidates must be a current ASA member, or willing to reactivate their membership.
  2. Candidates must be ASA 201 Instructor Certified and have completed the ASA 117 student course.

How To Register
Apply for the ASA 217 IQC by downloading and printing the ASA Instructor Upgrade Application Form then emailing the completed form to

Schedule of Clinics

Please view our current schedule of Instructor Training dates at: or call us at 757-480-7245

Have Questions about the clinic or application process? Email or call us at (757) 480-7245.

Even though you can earn your ASA Instructor Certificate without holding a US Merchant Marine Credential (captain’s license), you will not be eligible to work as an instructor on US federal waters without your USCG Captain’s License.

(rev 2022-12-02 B)