Welcome - This is the information for people interested in becoming a BSS Examiner.
Of prime importance is your existing level of knowledge and understanding about boat, especially small craft systems such as fuel, electrical and gas systems, because the training course to become an examiner presumes prior knowledge of these systems and the boat they are installed in. We will be asking you to clearly demonstrate this pre-existing knowledge and experience. So if you think a spill rail is something you would find in a pub, or a manometer is a 'test-your-strength' arcade game, then becoming a BSS Examiner may not be for you.
Although being a BSS Examiner always will be a technical role of applying both a deep and practical knowledge of boat construction and systems, it is equally important to bring excellent administrative, organisational and customer service qualities to the role. It hardly needs saying that you will be a 'people person' with passion to see people enjoying boats safely.
The following web pages cover what a BSS Examiner is and the factors you must consider before deciding to apply for a place on the BSS Examiner Training Course and hopefully become an examiner.
However please note we're not providing details about the training course because the course is currently being re-structured and improved. It will be a modular course with a mix of online, classroom and field based elements, including learning, coaching and assessment in all stages.
Entrants will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and attend at least two attended learning & assessment events. We expect to publish more information during the summer of 2020.
If you are still keen to apply to become an examiner then please read all the information on pages 1-4 to understand the considerable demands and responsibilities that come with the role before completing the online expression of interest form - please note, you are asked to provide a current CV.