ASA 101, Challenge - No certification is required for this challenge. Students start with a written test of 100 multiple choice questions. After passing the test, students will go sailing to check their practical skills. The challenge will take about 2-4 hours, and at the end, the instructor will sign the logbook and credentials.
ASA 103, Challenge - ASA 101 certification is required for challenging ASA 103. Students will take the written test with multiple choices and then will go sailing for the practical test. The challenge takes anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. Inclement weather will not cancel the challenge unless extreme conditions persist (above 30 kt wind or storms).
ASA 104, Challenge - ASA 101 and ASA 103 Certification must be documented before the challenge. This course is overnight anchoring, and the practice test is needed to pass before the multiple choice test can be taken. If air temperature drops below 50F overnight, the marina dock can be substituted at the student's cost. Provisioning is the responsibility of the student and weather cannot cancel the challenge, unless extremely rough sea and wind strength above 30 Kt are present.