Instructor Resources

Resolve a Plan of Improvement

This “Plan of Improvement” (POI) does not mean you have failed this course.  What this means, is that some skill, test and or presentation did not meet the standard set by US Sailing.  It is your responsibility to meet the time limit for your POI;  90 days from the date of issue.

There will be a fee of $75.00 to resolve a POI.  Once arrangements have been made with an Instructor Trainer, please make a payment here

Pay poi fee


To resolve a Plan of Improvement:

  1. Contact the Instructor Trainer from your course. If they are in your geographic area it’s best to see if they are able to re-test you as they will have the most familiarity with why your POI was issued.
  2. If the original IT is not available, please reference this list of Instructor Trainers to make arrangements.  By clicking on a name an associated email address can be accessed from the list provided.
  3. Payment of $75.00 is due before the retest begins, use the online system and bring the e-receipt to the retest

***If you are unable to find an Instructor Trainer that can accommodate your schedule, or is in your geographic location, please contact US Sailing and we’ll work to assist you in finding a Trainer.

When you attend your re-testing, please bring the copy of the POI form you received at your initial course.

Please note: POIs for Powerboat Skills given at a Level 1 course must be satisfied with a Level 1 Instructor Trainer, not a Powerboat Instructor Trainer.

***All appeals for extensions beyond the 90 days must be sent in writing from the instructor candidate to prior to the deadline. All appeals will be reviewed by the Education Department before decisions are sent