Certification

Michigan Clean Marina Certification Guide Cover with logo and waves

Clean Marina programs promote and celebrate voluntary adoption of best management practices to prevent and reduce pollution from marinas and the recreational boating community. Certified facilities are recognized as exemplary environmental stewards. Training and certification criteria will address key topics, such as siting considerations, marina design and facility, stormwater management, boat maintenance and repair, petroleum control, aquatic invasive species, sewage handling, waste containment, disposal and recycling, marina management, and laws and regulations. To enroll, please complete and submit the combined pledge statement and Clean Marina Classroom registration form (on the next page). By submitting the form, you will be completing an important step in the Clean Marina certification process.

Michigan Clean Marina Program Registration

By completing the pledge and registration form, you will be registered to participate in the Michigan Clean Marina Program. A program representative will contact you with information about access to the Clean Marina Classroom and the certification checklist once payment has been processed. 

  • Michigan Marinas: For new certifications, the cost of the Classroom is a separate fee. However, for recertification the cost of the Clean Marina Classroom is included in the total recertification fees. For questions about the certification process, contact the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA). MBIA schedules site visits and coordinates the certification of participants on behalf of the Michigan Clean Marina Program.
  • Certification Checklist: Operators should use the certification checklist to perform an initial self assessment and when working through the Clean Marina Classroom. Certification Specialists will use the same form to assess your readiness for certification. Clean Marina certification checklist (and self-assessment form)
  • Marina Operators in Other States: You are welcome to participate in this online training. Note: The Clean Marina Classroom is specifically designed for marinas affiliated with Clean Marina certification programs. As such, we strongly encourage all Classroom participants to work through your state Clean Marina program representative to ensure that you are addressing the appropriate certification criteria.Other state program certification checklists are available from your state program coordinator and also linked in the Clean Marina Classroom.

How much does it cost?

Fees cover the following program components:

Pledge To Participate and Enrollment in Training, Cost: $100. All participants complete the pledge and registration form. Check payments are preferred. Please make checks out to: The Regents of The University of Michigan c/o Michigan Sea Grant. Checks should be mailed along with the form to Michigan Sea Grant at 520 E. Liberty Street Suite #310 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2210. Credit card payments can be processed by calling Kirby Jewell at (734) 647-9730. 

Marina Site Visit, Cost: $300. After completing training and the certification checklist, Michigan marina operators schedule a site visit with a certification specialist through Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA). The program provides two consultations with trained certification specialists. MBIA schedules site visits for all Clean Marina participants. You will be provided with a binder template to assist you in organization of the materials pertaining to your certification effort.