- Complete the Adult Venturing Leader Basic Training, No. 33491B.
- Complete Sea Scouting leader's specialized training.
- Complete a boating safety course offered by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US 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.