Skipper's Key Requirements*

Complete Venturing Leader Specific Training, No 33491C.
Complete Sea Scouting leader's specialized training.
Complete a boating safety course offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron, or similar organization.
Complete three years of registered tenure as a Skipper within a five-year period.
At least twice during the three-year period serve as the Skipper of a ship earning the National Quality Unit Award or its equivalent.

*NOTE: This web page is not the official description of the award.