The PWC program is a coxswain qualification in which PWC Operators (PWO) utilize personal watercraft (PWC) to carry out Coast Guard Auxiliary missions such as safety zone patrols, maritime observation patrols, Regattas, PATON patrols, and SAR prosecution.

All trainees are required to complete boat crew crewman and coxswain tasks for certification which are outlined in the PWC Operator Qualification Guide which can be found on the Forms & Pubs page.

Anyone interested in this program should review this website which contains the resources necessary to become certified as a PWO.
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