Commercial / Merchant Mariners

From basic safety to the 500 - 1600 Ton Master's License, the courses in this path are tailored to the commercial mariner wanting to upgrade or renew career enhancing certifications and licenses:

Merchant Mariners
Ferryboat Captains
Able Bodied Seaman
Watchkeepers
Captain's License
Captain's License Upgrades

Course Titles - Click on Any Title Below and Read a Full Description of the Course
Professional / Upper Tonnage Courses
Online Instruction

Captain's License: OUPV or Master
up to 100 Ton

Online Course

Captain's License: Master 100 Ton to Master 200 Ton
Online Course

Captain's License: OUPV Upgrade to Master Near Coastal or Master Inland to Master Near Coastal
Online Course

Able Seaman
Online Course

Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement
Online Course

Auxiliary Towing Endorsement
Online Course

Rules of the Road
Online Course


General Information


Professional / Upper Tonnage Courses


Tuition:
Tuition listed here is current, however tuition is subject to change.

Deposits:
A $100.00 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee is included in the tuition price. Please contact our office for cancellation and refund policies. NOTE: U.S. Coast Guard fees are not included in these prices.

Maritime Institute Policy:
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Supplies:
Prices shown do not cover plotting tools (dividers, parallel rule etc.), 'Rules of the Road' book, physical, drug screening and U.S. Coast Guard fees.

Frequently Asked Questions
Click Here and read many of the most frequently asked questions the Maritime Institute receives.

Should you still have additional questions you can contact us:

Captain's License: OUPV or Master up to 100 Ton

Course Tuition: $1250.00

Why settle for less when you're qualified for so much more? Other maritime education companies offer you a Captain's License course that only qualifies you for a OUPV/6-PACK license, which is limited to operating uninspected vessels only, carrying six or less paying passengers.

Our 2 week U.S. Coast Guard approved Captain's course meets the written examination requirement for not only the OUPV/6-PACK License; but also for the following licenses:

  • Master or Mate Near Coastal not more than 100 tons
  • Master or Mate Inland not more than 100 tons
  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels up to 100 tons

Please visit the license requirements page for the U.S. Coast Guard requirements for each of these licenses. If you are qualified for the OUPV License, taking our course also qualifies you for the Master Inland License. Our staff can answer your questions about which level of license you are qualified for.

Course subjects include:

  • Rules of the Road, International and Inland
  • Deck General, Code of Federal Regulations
  • Navigation General including Aids to Navigation
  • Chart Plotting Navigation

Additional course materials needed:

  • U.S. Coast Guard Navigational Rules of the Road Book, International and Inland
  • Maritime Institute's "Mariner's Guide to Rules of the Road" Training Aid
  • Plotting Tools: We recommend Weems and Plath Roll Plotter #120, Ultralight Divider #176 and
    Triangle #101
  • Calculator
  • Mechanical pencil.

These items are all available for purchase online at our "Ship's Store" or at our San Diego location.Order from Maritime Institute and save!

Online Course
Captain's License: OUPV or Master up to 100 Ton

Online Tuition: $850.00

Why settle for less when you're qualified for so much more? Other maritime education companies offer you a Captain's License course that only qualifies you for an OUPV/6-PACK license, which is limited to operating uninspected vessels only, carrying six or less paying passengers.

The Online OUPV or Master up to 100 Ton course is a USCG Approved Course, this means you can test with us at the conclusion of the course instead of having to test with the U.S. Coast Guard at a Regional Exam Center.

As with all of our online courses this is done at your own pace and when it's most convenient for you. You have up to 12 weeks to complete the course but the majority of our students complete it in a lot less time.

The Online OUPV or Master up to 100 Ton course meets the written examination requirement for not only the OUPV/6-PACK License; but also for the following licenses:

  • Master or Mate Near Coastal not more than 100 tons
  • Master or Mate Inland not more than 100 tons
  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels up to 100 tons

Please visit the license requirements page for the U.S. Coast Guard requirements for each of these licenses. If you are qualified for the OUPV License, taking our course also qualifies you for the Master Inland License. Our staff can answer your questions about which level of license you are qualified for.

Course subjects include:

  • Rules of the Road, International and Inland
  • Navigation General including Aids to Navigation
  • Deck Safety
  • Chart Plotting Navigation

Additional course materials needed:

  • USCG Navigational Rules of the Road Book, International and Inland
  • Maritime Institute's "Mariner's Guide to Rules of the Road" Training Aid
  • Plotting Tools: We recommend Weems and Plath Roll Plotter #120, Ultralight Divider #176 and
       Triangle #101
  • Calculator
  • Mechanical pencil.

These items are all available for purchase online at our "Ship's Store" or at our San Diego location.Order from Maritime Institute and save!

Online Course
Captain's License Upgrade: OUPV to Master Near Coastal or Master Inland

Online Tuition: $325.00

The Online OUPV to Master Near Coastal or Master Inland; or Master Inland to Master Near Coastal course is a USCG Approved Course, this means you can test with us at the conclusion of the course instead of having to test with the U.S. Coast Guard at a Regional Exam Center.

As with all of our online courses this is done at your own pace and when it's most convenient for you. You have up to 4 weeks to complete the course but the majority of our students complete it in a lot less time.

This twenty-four (24) hour U.S. Coast Guard Approved Online (distance learning) course meets the written examination requirement to upgrade the following licenses:

  • OUPV License to a Master Near Coastal or Master Inland License
  • Master Inland License to a Master Near Coastal License

Course subjects include:

  • Deck General
  • Navigation Safety

Online Course
License Upgrade: Master 100 Ton to Master 200 Ton

Online Tuition: $325.00

The Upgrade Master 100 Tons to Master 200 Tons Course will satisfy the examination requirements for upgrade of your MMC from Master 100 gross tons to Master or Mate of not more than 200 gross ton Great Lakes, Inland or Near Coastal. To receive the upgrade from Master 100 Ton to Master 200 Ton you must meet the USCG requirements. The checklist can be found on The National Maritime Center's website.

As with all our online courses this is done at your own pace and when it's most convenient for you. You have up to 4 weeks to complete the course but most our students complete it in a lot less time.

Course subjects include:

  • Seamanship
  • Safety
  • Navigation General

Once you complete the online practice and final exam you will have 45 days to complete a proctored USCG Approved Exam at one of our approved locations. Upon successful completion of this exam you will receive a Course Completion Certificate that is valid for 1 year.

Captain's License Upgrade: Master/Mate 500 - 1600 Ton and 3rd Mate Unlimited

Course Tuition: $2150.00

The one hundred twenty (120) hour Master / Mate 500 to 1600 Ton and 3rd Mate Upgrade course is designed as an Examination Preparation course for a student that will be required to take the Master or Mate license examinations at the USCG.

The courses include preparation for Rules of the Road, Deck Safety, Deck General, Navigation General, Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation examinations.

International Yacht Training: Master of Yachts Certification

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When it comes to facing the elements at sea, textbook knowledge is no substitute for practical experience. There is no doubt that aspiring yachtsmen and women must prepare themselves as much as possible before being able to truly take full responsibility for themselves, their vessels and their crews.

IYT Master of Yachts certification is of vital importance because it is an established and globally recognized measure of competency for the commanding of power and sail vessels. This certification not only makes yachting a pleasure, as it should be, but also a safer pursuit for all those who wish to participate now and in the future.

What Are the IYT Master of Yachts 200 Ton Certificates? The IYT Master of Yachts courses are professional courses. These courses are designed to provide the highest standard of maritime education for the professional yachtsman and woman and for those who are serious about obtaining the best nautical qualifications available. They are ideal for those who greatly want to expand their knowledge and experience and increase their confidence in commanding a yacht.

What Are the Advantages of Holding an IYT Master of Yachts Certificate?

  • The IYT Master of Yachts certificates are the most internationally recognized qualifications for yachting worldwide and are currently accepted for commercial use by 25 different Governments. Please note: This certification is not recognized by the United States.

    IYT Master of Yachts qualifications are recognized by marine insurance companies worldwide.

  • IYT Master of Yachts qualifications give the yachtsman and woman a much increased level of confidence in their ability to handle a yacht due to our intensive level of on the water training.

  • IYT Master of Yachts certificates are accepted by yacht charter companies on a worldwide basis

What Are the Minimum Entry Requirements to Apply for the IYT Master of Yachts 200Tons Offshore Course? Formal requirements to hold the IYT Master of Yachts 200GT Limited Certificate: Although candidates may attend the course before these requirements are met, no certificate of competency will be issued without the following:
      Sea Time

  • Candidates must have logged 50 days on board a yacht at sea as an active member of the crew. For the purpose of this requirement, a day is defined as a period of 24 consecutive hours. Parts of a day may not be included in this total, but a day is not invalidated by a candidate leaving the yacht for a few hours during a cruise. The term "at sea" is defined as being on a vessel outside of any harbor - natural or artificial - in which a cruising yacht could secure or anchor for a prolonged period of time.

  • Candidates must have logged 3,000 miles in a yacht while cruising at sea. This mileage must be logged on genuine cruises or passages but not short day trips. At least 2000 miles must have been completed on coastal voyages and not ocean crossings. The candidate MUST have spent considerable time in a position of responsibility, preferably engaged in actual vessel handling.

  • Candidates must have five varied passages with rhumb lines of over 60 miles, during two of which the candidate must have been undertaking the duties of captain or watch keeper.

  • 48 hours on watch at night underway as an active member of a yacht's crew. For at least six hours of this night time experience, the candidate must have been acting as the vessel's captain/watch leader. "Night", in this context, is defined as the time between sunset and sunrise.

  • Evidence of sea time may be in a variety of formats but the document must clearly state the mileage (minimum 3 000 NM), night watch keeping hours (at least 48) and the position of responsibility in which the candidate was functioning (at least watch leader). Contact details of the person signing off on the sea time must be included and in cases where the candidate is the skipper of the vessel the document must be signed by the owner or agent.

       Medical -  A current Seaman's Medical Certificate and eyesight test which confirms that the candidate
          is able to perform the relevant duties on a yacht, including being able to see and distinguish lights and
          signals of other vessels and navigational marks in typical weather conditions.

      STCW Approved  -  Valid certificates for the four elements of basic safety training:
           
PSSR     -    Sea Survival     -    Fire Fighting    -    First Aid

       Identification -  A copy of the candidate"s passport or national identity document.

  • Copies of documents must be certified. This can be done during the course but we require to have had sight of the originals. Otherwise copies must be certified by a Notary Public or similar.

  • Verification of the above yachting experience must be original and signed by the skipper of the yacht in which the candidate was sailing. Candidates claiming sea time during times when they were acting as skipper may sign their own entries but independent verification may be required and checked by IYT.

What Does the Program Consist Of?
The program consists of three separate courses as outlined below. Each course stands alone and can be taken individually or together. They can be taken in any of our participating partner schools and it is not necessary to complete them all at the same time or at the same location if you do not wish to. However, it is recommended that all three courses be taken in as quick a succession as possible in order to retain as much information before the final on-board examination with an IYT examiner. For the complete syllabus of the Master of Yachts Limited course click here.

  • A seven day comprehensive high level shore based course with assessment papers and written examinations incorporating subjects including navigation, tidal calculations, international collision regulations, pilotage, meteorology, anchoring, berthing, buoyage, safety, passage planning, general ship knowledge and seamanship. Candidates are advised that a considerable amount of private study and varied cruising experience is required in addition to the formal instruction provided.

  • A five day practical course which is conducted on board a yacht (either power or sail) covering seamanship skills such as nautical terminology, tides, ropework, anchors/anchoring, boat handling, docking, yacht presentation, general boating skills, weather, navigation, ability to command, situational awareness and passage planning. This will be a preparation course for your final IYT Master of Yachts Limited Examination.

  • A 6 hour VHF Radio Operators course. This course covers the general rules and procedures for the safe operation of a VHF marine radio. This course will either be conducted on board the yacht or in the classroom prior to joining the practical course.

  • The 5 day STCW Basic Safety Training courses consisting of:
    A personal survival course -  This course is compliance with STCW Approved Code A - VI/1-2 and consists of one and a half day in a classroom covering subjects such as emergency situations, evacuation, survival craft and rescue boats, personal lifesaving appliances, survival at sea, emergency radio equipment and helicopter assistance. The remainder of the course is spent in a swimming pool performing an actual life raft inflation and inversion and the simulation of other abandon ship procedures. The theory and practical are both followed by a short written examination.

    A fire fighting and prevention course  -  This course is compliance with STCW Approved Code A - VI/1-2 including shipboard firefighting organization, the elements of fire and explosion, types of ignition, fire and smoke detection, breathing apparatus use and automatic alarm system familiarization. Candidates will fight and extinguish actual fires using personal survival equipment, appliances methods and various agents. The course includes seminar and practical instruction taught by licensed and certified firefighting professionals. It takes two days to complete and is followed by a short written examination.

    A First Aid and CPR course  -  This course is compliance with STCW Code A - VI/1-2 and consists of approximately seven hours of theory and practical demonstration covering basic First Aid and CPR in marine situations. The course is followed by a short written examination.

    A 4 hour Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities course  -  This course is compliance with the STCW Approved Code A - VI/1 - 2. The course covers safety on board a boat, types of emergencies, knowledge of shipboard plans, safe working practices and is followed by a short written examination.

What is Required for My Final Master of Yachts Examination?
All of the courses and criteria must be fulfilled before a candidate may apply to take the final on-board examination.

What Does the final Exam Consist Of?
The final exam will be conducted by an independent IYT Master of Yachts examiner and takes the form of an extensive oral and practical test on a yacht (either power or sail). Candidates can expect to be examined on any subject covered by the syllabus of the shore based or practical courses and to be questioned on any aspect of their yachting experience to date.

Able Seaman

Course Tuition: $950.00

The Able Seaman is an excellent starting point for one wishing to transition into the merchant marines. All those wishing to become upper level deck officers will be required to hold an AB ticket. You can test with us right at the conclusion of the course instead of having to test with the U.S. Coast Guard at a Regional Exam Center; the course includes Marlinspike Seamanship as a bonus (a $150.00 value)

Applicants who successfully complete the course and who present the Maritime Institute Certificate of Training at a U.S. Coast Guard Regional Exam Center within one year of the completion of training will satisfy the written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05-9 for the Deck General & Navigation General and Deck Safety & Rules of the Road exam modules for any Able Seaman endorsement.

Marlinspike Seamanship is included with the Able Seaman Course, and any applicant successfully completing the eight (8) hour Marlinspike Seamanship section of the course and presenting our Certificate of Training at a U.S. Coast Guard Regional Exam Center will satisfy the knot tying practical examination requirements for any Able Seaman endorsement.

An Able Seaman may be called on to use emergency, lifesaving, damage control, and safety equipment. Able seamen perform all operations connected with the launching of lifesaving equipment. An Able Seaman is expected to be able to operate deck machinery, such as the windlass or winches while mooring or unmooring, and to operate cargo gear.

Note: This course does not satisfy the training or assessment requirements of Section A-II/4 and Table A-II/4 of the STCW Code for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch.

Online Course
Able Seaman

Online Tuition: $850.00

The Online Able Seaman course is a U.S. Coast Guard Approved Course, this means you can test with us at the conclusion of the course instead of having to test with the U.S. Coast Guard at a Regional Exam Center.

As with all of our online courses this is done at your own pace and when it's most convenient for you. You have up to 8 weeks to complete the course but the majority of our students complete it in a lot less time.

Applicants who successfully complete the course and who present the Maritime Institute Certificate of Training at a U.S. Coast Guard Regional Exam Center within one year of the completion of training will satisfy the written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05-9 for the Deck General & Navigation General and Deck Safety & Rules of the Road exam modules for any Able Seaman endorsement.

An Able Seaman may be called on to use emergency, lifesaving, damage control, and safety equipment. Able seamen perform all operations connected with the launching of lifesaving equipment. An Able Seaman is expected to be able to operate deck machinery, such as the windlass or winches while mooring or unmooring, and to operate cargo gear.

Note: This course does not satisfy the training or assessment requirements of Section A-II/4 and Table A-II/4 of the STCW Code for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch.

Apprentice Mate Steersman Upgrade

Course Tuition: $300.00

Applicants successfully completing this sixteen and one half (16½) hour Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Upgrade course and presenting the Maritime Institute's Certificate of Training at a Regional U.S. Coast Guard Exam Center within one year of the completion of training will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(i) for original issuance of a license as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels (Near Coastal or Inland).

Prerequisite: Applicant must either hold a license as Master Not More Than 200 Gross Tons or satisfy the examination requirements for a license as Master not more than 200 tons within the previous twelve months.

This course will not satisfy the navigation problems examination requirements for a license valid upon Western rivers.

Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement

Course Tuition: $100.00

This Four (4) hour U. S. Coast Guard approved course meets the written examination requirement for a candidate holding a USCG Master or Mate license to obtain a Sailing or Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement.

This endorsement is required if you plan on operating an Inspected Sailing Vessel. It is not required if you plan on operating an Uninspected Sailing Vessel with passengers for hire.

To receive this on a Master Inland or Mate Near Coastal license you must document at least 180 days on a sail or auxiliary sail vessel.

To receive this on a Master Near Coastal license you must document at least 360 days on a sail or auxiliary sail vessel.

Course subjects include:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Parts of the sailing vessel and sail
  • Sailing terms and definitions

Online Course  
Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement

Online Tuition: $100.00

The Online Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement course is a USCG Approved Course, this means you can test with us at the conclusion of the course instead of having to test with the U.S. Coast Guard at a Regional Exam Center.

As with all of our online courses this is done at your own pace and when it's most convenient for you. You have up to 4 weeks to complete the course but the majority of our students complete it in a lot less time.

This endorsement is required if you plan on operating an Inspected Sailing Vessel. It is not required if you plan on operating an Uninspected Sailing Vessel with passengers for hire.

To receive this on a Master Inland or Mate Near Coastal license you must document at least 180 days on a sail or auxiliary sail vessel.

To receive this on a Master Near Coastal license you must document at least 360 days on a sail or auxiliary sail vessel.

Course subjects include:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Parts of the sailing vessel and sail
  • Sailing terms and definitions

Auxiliary Towing Endorsement

Course Tuition: $100.00

This four (4) hour U.S. Coast Guard Approved course meets the written examination requirement to receive an Assistance Towing endorsement on your OUPV 6-Pack or Master's License. This endorsement is required if you will be engaged in towing a disabled vessel for payment.

Any U.S. Coast Guard license of 200 tons or less, including an OUPV license, may be endorsed for Assistance towing. This endorsement authorizes the holder to engage in commercial assistance towing within the scope of their license.

Course subjects include:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Towing terms and definitions
  • Towing equipment, Towing Hazards and Towing Setup

Online Course 
Auxiliary Towing Endorsement

Online Tuition: $100.00

The Online Assistance Towing Endorsement course is a U.S. Coast Guard Approved Course, this means you can test with us at the conclusion of the course instead of having to test with the U.S. Coast Guard at a Regional Exam Center.

As with all of our online courses this is done at your own pace and when it's most convenient for you. You have up to 4 weeks to complete the course but the majority of our students complete it in a lot less time.

This endorsement is required if you will be engaged in towing a disabled vessel for payment.

Any U.S. Coast Guard license of 200 tons or less, including an OUPV license, may be endorsed for Assistance towing. This endorsement authorizes the holder to engage in commercial assistance towing within the scope of their license.

Course subjects include:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Towing terms and definitions
  • Towing equipment, Towing Hazards and Towing Setup

Basic Training - STCW Approved

Course Tuition: $850.00

This five (5) day course is comprised of First Aid & CPR ,Basic Firefighting, Personal Survival Techniques, and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Students are trained and must demonstrate proficiency in all disciplines.

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers sets qualification standards for masters, officers and watch personnel on seagoing merchant ships. STCW was first adopted in 1978 by conference at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, and entered into force in 1984. The Convention was significantly amended in 1995, 2010 and at the Manilla Convention.

The Amendments require that seafarers be provided with "familiarization training" and "basic safety training" which includes basic firefighting, elementary first aid, personal survival techniques, and personal safety and social responsibility. This training is intended to ensure that seafarers are aware of the hazards of working on a vessel and can respond appropriately in an emergency.

Bridge Resource Management                                                     

Course Tuition: $700.00

Any applicant who has successfully completed your Bridge Resource Management course will satisfy the B ridge Resource Management requ irements of 46 CFR 11.202(e); AND, the Bridge Resource Management requirements of Section A-ll/1, Table A-II/1, and the "Application of Leadership and Team Working Skills, and the "Use of Leadership and Managerial Skills" of Section A-Il/1, Table A-II/I , and Section A-11/2, Table A-11/2 of the STCW Code, As Amended.

Bridge Resource Management is the effective management and utilization of all human and technical resources available to the bridge team to ensure the safe completion of the vessel's voyage.

The course focuses on bridge officers' skills including teamwork, teambuilding, communication, leadership, decision-making, and resource management.

Celestial Navigation for OICNW or OCEANS

Course Tuition: $1600.00

Any applicant who has successfully complete this ten (10) day Celestial Navigation (Operational Level) course, will satisfy ALL the celestial navigation examination requirements of 11.40l(d) for an increase in scope from Near Coastal to Oceans endorsement for ONE of the following:

  • to any deck officer credential up to Master or Mate not more than 500/1600 GT,

  • OR, to a credential as Master or Mate of Offshore Supply Vessels,

  • OR, to a credential as Master or Mate of Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessels.

The Certificate of Training must be submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard within one year of the completion of training.

Deck License Renewal - Up to 200 Ton

Course Tuition: $150.00

This eight (8) hour course provides mariners an opportunity to renew their U.S. Coast Guard Deck license (up to 200 ton only) by satisfactorily completing the one day classroom presentation and end of course examination.

No sea-time is required. Certificates will be awarded to those candidates who complete an open-book examination with a score of at least 90%.

FCC License Exam - Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP)

Examination Coat: $75.00, pass or fail

A Marine Radio Operator Permit is required to operate or work on radiotelephone stations aboard vessels of more than 300 tons; or that carry more than six passengers for hire in the open sea; or any coastal / tidewater area of the United States; and aboard certain vessels that sail the Great Lakes.

Study material is available upon request.

Flashing Light - Visual Communications

Course Tuition: $150.00

This 1 day course meets the Coast Guard requirements for morse code by flashing light signalingg Individuals applying for either an original or upgraded deck license over 1600 Tons on ocean or coastwise waters must pass a signaling examination (flashing light).

Applicants who successfully complete this course will satisfy the practical signaling examination requirements (flashing light) of 46 CFR 10.401(h) and will be considered to have successfully demonstrated the equivalent of the following assessment - OICNW-4-1A from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code.

Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present a completed Control Sheet for this assessment in application for STCW certification.

Hands-On Training

Course Tuition: Call for Cost

Have one of our seasoned licensed captains give you personalized hands-on training either on your own boat, or on our training vessel. Training is tailored to the student's needs.

Marlinspike Seamanship

Course Tuition: $150.00

Marlinespike Seamanship is the set of skills needed for tying knots, splicing, making lashings, and proper use and storage of rope.

Applicants successfully completing this 8 hour Marlinspike Seamanship Course and who presents the Maritime Institute Certificate of Training at a U.S. Coast Guard Regional Exam Center within one year will satisfy the knot tying practical examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05-9(c) for any Able Seaman endorsement.

Maritime Security Awareness for Seafarers Without Assigned Duties

Course Tuition: $100.00

This four hour, U.S. Coast Guard approved course provides students without designated security duties, knowledge and skills to recognize security threats from various sources; to respond appropriately to potential security threats; and contribute to the overall enhancement of shipboard security.

The regulatory requirements this course is intended to satisfy is Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74, as amended, the ISPS Code, Section A-VI/6-1 of the STCW Code as amended and 33 CFR 104.225.

Radar Observer - Unlimited

Course Tuition: $850.00

This five (5) day course provides training to mariners who wish to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard endorsement as a Radar Observer (Unlimited). A Radar Observer endorsement is required for all ocean routes; all towing vessel greater than 26 feet with the exception of commercial assistance towing operations; and all licenses with tonnage limitations over 200 tons.

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate is issued a U.S. Coast Guard approved Radar Certificate establishing competency in the operation and utilization of marine radar equipment.

This endorsement may be added to any U.S. Coast Guard Deck Officer License and is a requirement depending on the license you hold or if you are operating certain vessels.

This endorsement is good for five (5) years from date of issue. The endorsement can be renewed by taking the renewal / refresher course.

Radar Observer –- Unlimited Hybrid Course

Course Tuition: $850.00

This hybrid course provides training to mariners who wish to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard endorsement as a Radar Observer (Unlimited). A Radar Observer endorsement is required for all ocean routes; all towing vessel greater than 26 feet with the exception of commercial assistance towing operations; and all licenses with tonnage limitations over 200 tons.

The course consists of 24 hours of online instruction and 3 days of in class instruction. The online portion of the course must be completed prior to attending the three day classroom course.

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate is issued a U.S. Coast Guard approved Radar Certificate establishing competency in the operation and utilization of marine radar equipment.

This endorsement may be added to any U.S. Coast Guard Deck Officer License and is a requirement depending on the license you hold or if you are operating certain vessels.

This endorsement is good for five (5) years from date of issue. The endorsement can be renewed by taking the renewal / refresher course.

Radar Renewal / Refresher - 3-Day Renewal

Course Tuition: $450.00

This three (3) day course is for a renewal of the Unlimited Radar Observer endorsement. The course is recommended for candidates that have not done radar plots for a long period of time.

Radar Recertification Exam - Renewal Test Only

Course Tuition: $200.00

This course is a renewal test for the Unlimited Radar Observer renewal for the advanced mariner that does radar plotting on a regular basis.

Testing on the first and second triangles and practical plotting on the radar scope (2 tests each). Approximately four (4) hours.

Rules of the Road

Course Tuition: $150.00

This ten and one half (10-1/2) hour course teaches the International Navigation Rules and Regulations for preventing collisions at sea and the Inland Navigation Rules; also known as the Rules of the Road; or the Navigation Rules.

A "must do" essential starter course for unlicensed captains new to recreational boating, yachting or fishing.

We also offer a Deck Watch Officer course that meet the requirements for active duty or reserve U.S. Coast Guard personnel.

Online Course
Rules of the Road

Online Tuition: $150.00

The Online Rules of the Road course is a U.S. Coast Guard Approved Course, this means you can test with us at the conclusion of the course instead of having to test with the U.S. Coast Guard at a Regional Exam Center.

As with all of our online courses this is done at your own pace and when it's most convenient for you. You have up to 4 weeks to complete the course but the majority of our students complete it in a lot less time.

This course teaches the International Navigation Rules and Regulations for preventing collisions at sea and the Inland Navigation Rules; also known as the Rules of the Road; or the Navigation Rules.

A "must do" essential starter course for unlicensed captains new to recreational boating, yachting or fishing.

We also offer a Deck Watch Officer course that meet the requirements for active duty or reserve U.S. Coast Guard personnel.

Shipboard CPR and First Aid

Course Tuition: $75.00

This U.S. Coast Guard compliant Adult CPR & First Aid training program includes anatomy & physiology of the ABCs and Obstructed Airway and Basic First Aid training courses.

Course discusses how to handle life-threatening situations involving injury or sudden illness at sea. U.S. Coast Guard air-sea rescue methods and evacuation methods from vessels at sea is also covered.

Any applicant who has successfully completes this eight (8) hour course will satisfy the Basic Safety and Elementary First Aid training requirements of the STCW Code and the First Aid & CPR training requirements for original issuance of a license if presented within one year of the date of training.


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