It sounds like the US Power Squadron is aligning their education mission with the Coast Guards request to congress that recreational boat operators become licensed.
The silver lining if there is one would be that the UPSP is attempting to have their Boat Operators Certification
Program comply with UN Resolution 40. Thus the USPS BOC would be in effect an ICC
and should be accepted in Europe
It appears that the USPS has arranged with RYA to allow BOC certified persons to take the test and get a CEVNI certificate. (Lost the reference for that)
So this thread is to start a discussion on the USPS BOC, CEVNI, and the chances that a BOC will be accepted in Europe
and worldwide. And the chances that the US will require licensing of recreational operators sometime in the next 20 years.