PROFESSIONAL MARINER CREDENTIALING COURSES

Join Christopher D. Nolan, a former USCG cutterman and current USCG reservist, for two USCG approved courses. Chris has over 14 years of sea time, with 10 years in command. He holds a 1600-ton USCG merchant mariner license upon ocean routes and a 3000-ton STCW license. Chris will be offering two courses concurrently at Project Oceanology. License endorsements for Sail, Tow, and/or CPR/First Aid may be made available after hours.  

MASTER, UP TO 100 GROSS REGISTERED TONS​

This USCG approved course serves in place of testing at the Coast Guard Regional Exam Center. Upon successful completion, mariners qualify for near coastal or inland commercial captain's licenses up to 100 gross registered tons. Topics include navigation, chart plotting, deck seamanship, deck safety, vessel administration, and rules of the road.   

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Notes: To obtain a USCG license after completion of this course, applicants should refer to USCG National Maritime Center website (https://www.dco.uscg.mil/national_maritime_center/) for detailed instructions. Other Requirements: Transportation worker card, medical exam, drug testing letter, CPR/First Aid Certification, USCG application. Sea Time Required: Near coastal Master: 720 days; Near Coastal Mate: 360 days; Inland Master: 360 days​.

Email us if you would like to be contacted when the next course is scheduled.

OPERATOR OF UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS​

This license is often called a "six pack" license because it authorizes you to take out 6 paying passengers aboard a vessel. This USCG approved course serves in place of testing at the USCG Regional Exam Center. Upon successful completion, mariners qualify for near coastal or inland captain's licenses for uninspected vessels up to 100 gross registered tons. Topics include navigation, chart plotting, deck seamanship, deck safety, vessel administration, and rules of the road.

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Notes: To obtain a USCG license after completion of this course, applicants should refer to USCG National Maritime Center website (https://www.dco.uscg.mil/national_maritime_center/) for detailed instructions. Other Requirements: Transportation worker card, medical exam, drug testing letter, CPR/First Aid Certification, USCG application. Sea Time Required: 360 days​.

Email us if you would like to be contacted when the next course is scheduled.