Get Certified / Recertified

10 Steps to Certification

  1. Marina contacts a Michigan Clean Marina representative.
  2. Marina enrolls in program through Clean Marina website, signs pledge statement, pays training fee, and begins self-paced training program (Clean Marina Classroom).
  3. Marina completes Clean Marina Classroom training and receives classroom certificate from Michigan Sea Grant.
  4. Marina performs self-evaluation using Clean Marina certification checklist form and sends a copy to Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA).
  5. Marina contacts MBIA to schedule a site visit and pays fee for Clean Marina certification specialist to perform an evaluation of the facility.
  6. Certification specialist completes a final checklist and may include specific recommendations for the marina operator to address before submitting certification forms to MBIA.
  7. Marina incorporates recommendations from certification specialist noted on checklist. Certification specialist sends final checklist to MBIA, along with photos and other supplemental forms.
  8. Clean Marina Operations Committee recommends certification after reviewing checklist and certification specialist’s recommendations. The Clean Marina Foundation reviews the recommendations and approves certification.
  9. Marina receives official notice of certification and benefits as a certified Michigan Clean Marina from MBIA (certificate, Clean Marina flag, etc.).
  10. Recertification at the third-year anniversary, and then every five years. Marinas will receive a reminder notice of recertification renewal date from MBIA.

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