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USCG Approved Merchant Marine Training & Workboat Academy Programs, and Oil & Gas Courses in LA, TX & Online

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Houston Marine Training Services is the complete training source for professional certification within the maritime industry. Established in 1972 to help applicants prepare for Coast Guard license examinations, Houston Marine has evolved with the rapidly changing regulatory environment. With the introduction of a Web-Based study program for Captain's Licenses, Houston Marine became the first marine training company to fully leverage the Internet in its training efforts. Additionally, thousands of individuals from all over the world attend courses at the Houston Marine International Training Center in New Orleans, Louisiana or one of the Authorized Training Centers located throughout the United States. 

Houston Marine is a division of the RelyOn Nutec (formerly Falck Safety Service) Group. At 46 training centers, in 17 countries, on five continents, Falck trains clients to recognize and prevent risks thereby contributing to building a safer, more efficient working environment. In U.S. Houston Marine operates training locations in 7 centers in LA and TX.

Houston Marine has served over 70,000 mariners and approximately 700 companies in 12 maritime segment, including offshore service vessels (OSV), inland towing, oceans and near coastal towing, offshore drilling, union companies, deep draft, passenger vessel, charter vessels, fishing vessels, tankerman, government agencies, and marine associations. Houston Marine's USCG Approved Courses provide relevant and realistic training meeting the demanding requirements of USCG licensing as well as the regulatory requirements of the Seafarers Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code.

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Training Programs



Workboat Academy Programs

  • Workboat Mate Program (24-28 months)
  • For more information on workboat academy programs, please check here

Maritime Training (Louisiana & Texas)

  • Able Seaman
  • Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman)
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Basic Fire Fighting Refresher
  • Basic Survival Craft
  • Bridge Resource Management
  • Celestial Navigation
  • Combined Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Engine Room Management
  • HEBD (Helicopter Emergency Breathing Device)
  • Leadership and Management
  • Liberian Maintenance Supervisor
  • Marine Trash Debris All Washed Up
  • Master 100 Tons
  • Master 200 Tons
  • Medical Care Provider
  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities Refresher
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Personal Survival Techniques Refresher
  • Proficiency in Fast Rescue Craft (FRC)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC)
  • Radar Observer Recertification
  • STCW First Aid and CPR
  • Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids
  • USCG Approved MEECE
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties


Oil & Gas Training (Louisiana & Texas)

  • Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation
  • Air Monitoring/Gas Detector
  • Aircrew Emergency Training
  • API RP 2D Qualified Rigger Training (2 day)
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Basic Fire Fighting Refresher
  • Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET)
  • Basic Survival Craft
  • Combined H2S/Respiratory Protection Awareness
  • Defensive Driving
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Transport 4hr. Awareness Safety Training
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Transport 8 Hour General Safety
  • Ensco PRCS Entrant Attendant Rescue Safety Training with Authorized Gas Tester
  • Fall Protection Competent Person
  • Fall Protection User Safety
  • Fall User/Rescue (8HR) (incl. hands-on)
  • Firewatch/ Hot Works/ Incipient Fire Training (including Hands-On)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Fork Lift Safety Training
  • HAZWOPER Operations Level
  • HAZWOPER Specialist Safety Training
  • HEBD (Helicopter Emergency Breathing Device)
  • Helicopter Landing Officer
  • Hydraulic Pedestal Crane Operator Training (1 day)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness
  • IADC WellSharp Drilling - Surface & Subsea (Driller Level)
  • IADC WellSharp Drilling - Workover/Completion Surface & Subsea (Supervisor)
  • IADC WellSharp Drilling - Workover/Completion Surface Only (Driller Level)
  • IADC WellSharp Drilling - Workover/Completion Surface Only (Supervisor Level)
  • IADC WellSharp Introductory Instructor Led (Classroom)
  • Initial Travel Safely by Boat Training
  • Major Emergency Management
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP)
  • P.E.C. Basic Orientation
  • P.E.C. Core Compliance
  • Permit Required Confined Space Entrant/Attendant Safety
  • Permit Required Confined Space Entrant/Attendant/Rescue Safety Training
  • Permit Required Confined Space Entrant/Attendant/Rescue/Supervisor Safety Training
  • Permit Required Confined Space Shipyard Competent Person Safety Training
  • Personal Survival Techniques Refresher
  • Personnel Transfer Basket / Swing Rope
  • Production Safety Systems Training (T2) (Includes API Fee)
  • Qualified Rigger (1 day) (including hands on)
  • Qualified Rigger Safety Training
  • Rig Pass Orientation
  • Rig Pass Test Out
  • Scaffold Builder Safety Training
  • Scaffold Building Safety (Qualified Competent Person)
  • Scaffold User Safety Training
  • T-HUET
  • Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (T-BOSIET)