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USCG Captains Licensing Classes, FCC Radio Licensing Programs, AMSEA Safety Training Courses, NauticEd Sailing Classes, OSHA Training and other Maritime Courses in Cocoa Beach, Florida

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Located at Cocoa Beach in Florida, Kennedy Point Maritime School (KPMS) is a non-profit vocational training school for recreational and entry-level mariners seeking to enter the maritime profession and for professional mariners seeking to advance in the industry. The school focuses on providing high quality training so that the students gain the technical knowledge, vocational skills, and practical experience to enter the maritime industry as small business entrepreneurs, or to further their education at a maritime college.

Kennedy Point Maritime School Inc. is a nonprofit corporation formed under the Florida Statutes which is organized and shall be operated in accordance with the meaning and provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations issued thereunder.

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USCG Captain's License & Endorsements

Training Programs

USCG Captains Licensing Classes



  • USCG OUPV
  • USCG 100 Ton Upgrade from OUPV
  • USCG Sail Endorsement
  • USCG Towing Endorsement

FCC Radio Licensing Programs

  • Marine Radio Operator's Permit (MROP)
  • General Radio Operator's License (GROL)
  • Ship Radar Endorsement (SRE):
  • GMDSS Operator's License
  • Restricted GMDSS Operator's License
  • GMDSS Radio Maintainers License
  • Radio Operators License

AMSEA Safety Training Courses

  • 18-Hour Survival Equipment, Procedures and Onboard Drills
  • 10-Hour Onboard Drill Conductor courses

NauticEd Sailing Classes

  • Qualified Crew - Generally be able to continue as a knowledgeable crew member
  • Skipper - Lead a crew and command a sailboat insight of land in simple navigation areas
  • Bareboat Charter Master - Lead a crew and command a large charter sailboat on a sailing vacation in unfamiliar waters
  • Captain - Extensive knowledge in commanding a sailboat off shore
  • Read more about NauticEd Sailing Certifications

OSHA Training

  • 8-hour First Responder / Refresher Course
  • Maritime Hazwoper 24-hour Program
  • Maritime Hazwoper 40-hour Program
  • Train the Trainer (upon request)

Other Programs

  • Weather Class (4 hours upon request)
  • Diesel Maintenance and Trouble Shooting (4 hours upon request)
  • ICW Sailing - Hourly sailing lessons daily
  • ICW Cruising Training - 2 day trips to Vero Beach or St. Augustine
  • ICW and Near Coastal - 10 day loop East Coast, across Lake Okeechobee, Fl Keys
  • Offshore Sailing Bahamas