Career Courses and Certifications

Boat Captain or Maritime Career?

Are you looking to become a boat captain or start a career in the maritime industry but don't know where to start?
Click here for guidance to your new beginning. 
   Please choose a link from the following list to learn more about our career programs:                                 
  • Professional Mariner Training (PMT)- This prestigious program provides graduates the valuable skills necessary for a career in both the commercial and pleasure yacht sectors of the marine industry.  For experienced mariners, the PMT program opens new doors and advancement opportunities.
  • Mariner Training (MT) - This program provides a foundation for individuals with limited"sea time" for entry into a maritime industry career.  Once a graduate of MT accumulates sufficient "sea time" for USCG licensing requirments, they may return for the final two weeks of the PMT Program and obtain a PMT diploma.
  • Yacht & Small Craft Surveying (YSCS) - Dubbed "The Industry Standard," this program will prepare you to enter the field of marine surveying as a confident professional.  You will be able to prepare vessel appraisals for condition and value in the purchase or sale of vessels.  You will also be able to assist insurance companies in obtaining an insurance value and a "to do" list to make the vessel insurable.  A great prerequisite to insurance adjusting.
  • Damage & Claims Survey - Basic - To prepare a marine surveyor in general practice with the necessary knowledge and skills in order to determine and report the nature, cause and extent of damage to a yacht or small craft
  • Damage & Claims Survey - Advanced   - Designed for the Marine Surveyor who is presently engaged in, or has experience in the  Damage and Claims segment of the profession.  Course objective is to increase the Marine Surveyor’s overall knowledge and enhance proficiency in the key areas of damage and claims work.
  • USCG License Training - Licensing programs are offered to the maritime professional who has the time on the water, but not the credential.  Taught by experienced instructors, these courses prepare the student with the skills, training and testing to pursue licenses from the   OUPV - Operator of an Uninspected Passenger Vessel up to Master of Less Than 200 GRT.  This training may also include Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement.
  • Designed to help the maritime professional to move steadily through the stages of deck hand to deck officer.  They are in response also to STCW, the standards for US Coast Guard approval, IMO compliance and the ISPS code.  These currently include:
    • BT - BasicTraining
    • BT - Renewal
    • MROP - Marine Radio Operators Permit
    • MSA - Maritime Security Awareness
  • Government & Corporate Contracts - our courses are individually tailored programs designed to meet the needs of various organizations from beginners to advanced.
This Career section contains programs licensed by the Comission for Independent Education (Professional Mariner Training and Yacht & Small Craft Surveying Programs)
as well as programs that are licensed by the United States Coast Guard.
**Attention Veterans** 
Use your VA educational benefits for our Professional Mariner Training or Survey Programs.
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