10 Steps to Certification
Step 1: Marina contacts a Michigan Clean Marina representative.
Step 2: Sign the Clean Marina Pledge and Register for Clean Marina Certification.
Step 3a: Attend a Clean Marina workshop to learn more about the program, certification process, and get guidance for completing the certification checklist. (Appropriate for new pledged marinas and new marina operators/managers).
Step 3b: Complete a marina self-evaluation using the fillable Certification Checklist and hotlinks to the Clean Marina Resource Guide (formerly the CM online Classroom)
Step 4 (INTERIM STEP): Send a copy of completed certification checklist to the Michigan Boating Industries Association and schedule an informal site visit with a Clean Marina certification specialists.
Step 4 (COMING IN APRIL 2020): Submit certification checklist via the Clean Marina Program Management System. Marinas will be able to upload their complete certification checklist online through a Marina Member Profile page. Marinas will automatically be connected to a Clean Marina Specialist to schedule an informal site visit.
Step 5: Incorporate Recommended Best Management Practices (BMPs) from CM certification specialist
Step 6: Submit compiled certification checklist, photos, and supplemental forms with the support of the CM certification specialist, to the Clean Marina Operations Committee for review.
Step 7: Recommended for Certified Clean Marina status, after review, by the CM Operations Committee. The Clean Marina Foundation reviews the recommendation and approves certification.
Step 8: Schedule final site visit to receive Clean Marina flag, certificate, and welcome kit and to celebrate with staff and boaters!
Step 9: Promote Clean Marina status using marketing materials in welcome kit.
Step 10: Mark your calendar for recertification at third year anniversary then every five years.
- 10 Steps to become a Clean Marina (PDF)
Learn more about the Clean Marina Classroom.