Shawn Alladio of K38 Water Safety began teaching in 1989 professionally. The standards of training have evolved over a long period of time and endured with the changes in the PWC designs over the years. Shawn’s direct relationship with the OEM’s and working with government agencies together created the ‘best methods and practices’ for PWC use recreationally and occupationally with RWC’s.
This legacy has not been matched by any other entity due to the timing, historical dialog and connections of the growth of the PWC communities. K38 has enjoyed support from the PWC industry, and is a partner with the American Watercraft Association H2O Responders program serving both AWA members and the law enforcement and rescue communities nationwide.
All K38 standards will be layered along with national or associate governing bodies, rules, laws and regulations.
K38 course certification program follows the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) standards set in the United States of America (USA). K38 Lead Instructors are National Safe Boating Council certified boating safety instructors (NSBC).
All boating education runs under the flagship of NASBLA. Anything less is not going to stand up in a court of law, because boating rules and regulations are set by the United States Coast Guard. K38 is compliant with all boater education standards and works directly with the administrators responsible for best practices and methods for boater education.
K38 Lead Instructors are personally certified by K38 Founder, Shawn Alladio. K38 Affiliates are to abide by the K38 Way of Training. K38 Affiliates are responsible to teach and endorse these training standards at all times, including federal, state, and local laws as applicable.
We enjoy the fellowship of the annual International Boating Water and Safety Summit IBWSS. Please join us at www.IBWSS.org
All students must have successfully completed their required or recommended NASBLA basic boater education program in their respective region/State/Country of origin. A copy of your current certification or letter will need to be supplied for verification of your participation. Please go to http://www.PWCSafetyschool.com if you do not have your NASBLA approved basic boater education
The National Safe Boating Councils mission is to be the foremost coalition to advance and promote a safer recreational boating experience through education, outreach and training. The NSBC instructor program is designed to prepare instructor candidates to teach effective NASBLA-approved basic boating safety courses and focus on teaching techniques www.SafeBoatingCouncil.org
The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators is a national nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories. NASBLA addresses its mission by fostering partnerships among and between the states, the Coast Guard and others, crafting model boating laws, maintaining national education and training standards, providing members with critical knowledge and skills, assisting in the homeland security challenges on our waterways, and advocating the needs of the state boating programs before Congress and federal agencies. www.NASBLA.org
The American Watercraft Association brings together personal watercraft enthusiasts, powersports dealers, and manufacturers interested in protecting and expanding the PWC lifestyle. From education and training to freedom rides, charity events to keeping riders informed of threats to your right to ride www.AWAhq.org