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Old 09-12-2011, 01:45 PM
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Just curious who "accredits" boat driving schools? What is the accredidation title? And, why aren't these "accredidations" made public??
I've seen several courses listed as "endorsed" and "accredited" by insurance companys, but wonder what the meat and potatos is.
The only "accredited" course I've found is the Coast Guard Auxillary, which is "Endorsed" by the US Coast Guard.
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Check out Tres Martin's credentials on his web site. I think you'd be hard pressed to say the man doesn't know what he's doing. (Same goes for his staff.) And then you could ask anybody who's attended his school. Again, you'd be hard pressed to find a bad word said about him. That's good enough for me.
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The insurance company underwriters for our program tell us who they recognize and so far it's only TRES MARTIN.
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I plan on taking tres's course....heard nothing but great things.

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Thanks for the replies. But back to my original question: WHO is the ACCREDITING agency??? What is the specific ACREDITATION?
Sy, what kind of recognitions $$ does one get if they take Tres' course?
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Check out Tres Martin's credentials on his web site. I think you'd be hard pressed to say the man doesn't know what he's doing. (Same goes for his staff.) And then you could ask anybody who's attended his school. Again, you'd be hard pressed to find a bad word said about him. That's good enough for me.
That doesn't asnwer his question.

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Thanks for the replies. But back to my original question: WHO is the ACCREDITING agency??? What is the specific ACREDITATION?
Sy, what kind of recognitions $$ does one get if they take Tres' course?
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I got 10% off my insurance by completing the course. Worth it? idk I did learn some good moves and felt better at high speed maneuvers
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The discount varies according to the type of boat and is coupled with our other discounts and can be up to 15% total.There are scenarios where the course is a requirement for a quote primarily in our cat program.
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I do not believe any large scale organization actually "accredits" any of the driving schools.
What really matters is that they are recognized by your insurance company and that you actually learn something from them.
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Took the United States Power Squadron class back in 1997..I had State Farm at the time and as soon as I passed the class they gave me 10% off,,after a couple of years I switched to American Family and they also give me a 10% discount for taking the class..took it at a local college and it was around $50.00...

Also State Farm and American Family give a additional 5% off if you have a Halon system

Not sure if that is your question but I thought Id put it out there.
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