Hiawatha Valley Sail & Power Squadron
A unit of the United States Power Squadron®

How to Become a Member


  • Active members must be at least 18 years of age;
    there are no age considerations for family members

  • Recently, USPS has opted to allow membership
    prior to the completion of a safe boating class.

  • Once a member, we encourage everyone to become
    involved in our many self education classes and programs.

  • To view all special discounts benefits, click here.


If you are interested in joining the Hiawatha Valley Sail and Power Squadron,
you will want to contact our membership chairperson

 (click here to go to oucontacts page

Download Application Form
(Click Image - 115K PDF)

          Download Information Sheet
(Click Image - 111K PDF)

For information about the USPS® public boating courses,
here or call our hotline at 1-888-887-7339

The USPS course is also available for home study as an online/CD or as a video.  If you would like to obtain the Americas Boating Course online/CD course or the Boating Course Video and Plotting Kit, contact our Education Officer (click here to go to our contacts page)

If you have taken a home study (online or video) version of the USPS course but have not taken the examination, arrangements can be made with the Hiawatha Valley squadron to take the examination.

ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVES to our Public Boating Courses:
Passing of the final examination for any National Association of State Boating Law Administrations approved basic boating education course meets the educational requirements for USPS membership.

Navel Academy
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Merchant Marine Academy, Deck Officer License

Holders of U.S. Coast Guard 6 Pak Licenses and above.
CPS - Boating Course
USCGAux - Boating Skills & Seamanship or Sailing & Seamanship Courses
American Sailing Assn. - (ASA) Basic Keelboat Sailing Course
US Sailing - Basic Keelboat Certification Course
US Sailing - Keelboat Instructor Course
US Sailing - Small Boat Instructor Course