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USCG Approved Merchant Marine Training & Workboat Academy Programs, Oil & Gas and Wind 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

Robert Louisiana Training

  • Basic Industrial Fire Fighting with SCBA
  • BOSIET w/ CA-EBS (3 days)
  • Confined Space Entry - ILT
  • Control Room Op-Major Emergency Mgmt
  • Fall Prevention and Protection Workers
  • Fall Protection Competent Person - OSHA
  • FOET w/ CA-EBS (1 day)
  • Hazardous Materials Management US DOT
  • HSE Super Safety
  • Industrial Rescue
  • Local Lifting Focal Point (LLFP) - Offshore
  • Management of Major Emergencies Floater
  • Medic First Aid CPR AED
  • Offshore Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) (3 days)
  • Offshore Ped Crane Appliance/ Rigging (3 days)
  • Offshore Pedestal Crane Operator (3 days)
  • Permit Vision Training
  • Tropical HUET w/ CA-EBS (1 day)
  • USCG/STCW Approved Fast Rescue Boat (3 days)
  • USCG/STCW Personal Survival Techniques [DNE]
  • Waste Management Training

Lafayette Louisiana Training

  • Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation (HOUSTM-777) (1 day)
  • API RP 2D Hydraulic Pedestal Crane (16-hour) (2 days)
  • API RP 2D Qualified Rigger Training (2 day)
  • Basic Fire Fighting (2 days)
  • Basic Training Revalidation (HOUSTM-718) (8 hours)
  • BOSIET CAEBS 5750 - Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (3 days)
  • Combined H2S/Respiratory Protection Awareness (1 day)
  • Fall User/Rescue (8HR) (incl. hands-on) (1 day)
  • Firewatch/ Hot Works/ Incipient Fire Training (including Hands-On) (4 Hours)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens (4 hours)
  • Helicopter Landing Officer (1 day)
  • IADC WellSharp Introductory Instructor Led (Classroom) (2 days)
  • IADC WellSharp Well Servicing Oil and Gas Operator Representative (5 days)
  • Major Emergency Management (4 days)
  • Offshore Water Survival HUET (1 day)
  • Permit Required Confined Space Entrant/Attendant/Rescue (8 hours)
  • Permit Required Confined Space Shipyard Competent Person (4 hours)
  • Personnel Transfer Basket / Swing Rope (1 hour)
  • PSC - Proficiency in Survival Craft (HOUSTM-372) (4 days)
  • PSSR - Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (HOUSTM-359) (4 hours)
  • PST - Personal Survival Techniques (HOUSTM-363) (2 days)
  • Qualified Rigger (1 day) (including hands on) (1 day)
  • Rig Pass Orientation (1 day)
  • STCW First Aid and CPR (HOUSTM-197) (1 day)
  • THUET 5194 CA-EBS Conjunction - Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (1 day)
  • TSBB Initial 5605 - Travel Safely by Boat (2 hours)

Houma Louisiana Training



  • Advanced Fire Fighting (HOUSTM-15) (4 days)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation (HOUSTM-777) (1 day)
  • Air Monitoring/Gas Detector (1 - 2 hours)
  • API RP 2D Qualified Rigger Training (2 days)
  • Basic Fire Fighting (2 days)
  • Basic Training Revalidation (HOUSTM-718) (8 hours)
  • BOSIET CAEBS 5750 - Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (3 days)
  • Engine Room Management (HOUSTM-187) (5 days)
  • Fall Protection User (0.5 day)
  • Fall User/Rescue (8HR) (incl. hands-on) (1 day)
  • Firewatch/ Hot Works/ Incipient Fire Training (including Hands-On) (4 hours)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens (4 hours)
  • IADC WellSharp Drilling - Workover/Completion Surface & Subsea (Driller Level) (5 days)
  • IADC WellSharp Drilling - Workover/Completion Surface & Subsea (Supervisor) (5 days)
  • IADC WellSharp Service Company Equipment Operator Wireline Well Control (4 days)
  • Major Emergency Management (4 days)
  • Medical Care Provider (3 days)
  • Oceans Navigation-Celestial Navigation (HOUSTM-107) (11 days)
  • Permit Required Confined Space Entrant/Attendant Safety (4 hours)
  • Permit Required Confined Space Entrant/Attendant/Rescue (8 hours)
  • Personnel Transfer Basket / Swing Rope (1 hour)
  • Production Safety Systems Training (T2) (3 days)
  • PSSR - Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (HOUSTM-359) (4 hours)
  • PSST (T2) (3 days)
  • PSST (T2) Refresher (1 day)
  • PST - Personal Survival Techniques (HOUSTM-363) (2 days)
  • Qualified Rigger (1 day) (including hands on) (1 day)
  • Qualified Rigger Safety (4 hours)
  • Radar Observer (Unlimited) (HOUSTM-399) (5 days)
  • Rig Pass Orientation (1 day)
  • STCW First Aid and CPR (HOUSTM-197) (1 day)
  • Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids (4 days)
  • TBOSIET 5501 - Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training (3 days)
  • TBOSIET 5508 CA-EBS Conjunction - Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (3 days)
  • THUET 5194 CA-EBS Conjunction - Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (1 day)
  • THUET 5195 - Tropical Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (0.5 day)
  • USCG Approved MEECE (5 days)

Houston Texas Training

  • API RP 2D Qualified Rigger Training (2 days)
  • Basic Fire Fighting (2 days)
  • BOSIET CAEBS 5750 - Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (3 days)
  • Combined H2S/Respiratory Protection Awareness (1 day)
  • Fall User/Rescue (incl. hands-on) (1 day)
  • Firewatch/ Hot Works/ Incipient Fire Training (including Hands-On) (4 hours)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens (4 hours)
  • HAZWOPER Operations (1 day)
  • HAZWOPER Refresher (1 day)
  • HUET CAEBS 5295 - Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (1 day)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness (4 hours)
  • IADC WellSharp Drilling - Surface & Subsea (Supervisor Level) (4 days)
  • IADC WellSharp Drilling - Workover/Completion Surface & Subsea (Driller Level) (5 days)
  • IADC WellSharp Drilling - Workover/Completion Surface & Subsea (Supervisor) (5 days)
  • IADC WellSharp Introductory Instructor Led (Classroom) (2 days)
  • Liberian Maintenance Supervisor (Exam Prep)
  • Major Emergency Management (4 days)
  • OIM Controlling Emergencies (1 day)
  • Permit Required Confined Space Entrant/Attendant/Rescue (8 hours)
  • Permit Required Confined Space Shipyard Competent Person (4 hours)
  • Personnel Transfer Basket / Swing Rope (1 hour)
  • PSSR - Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (HOUSTM-359) (4 hours)
  • PST - Personal Survival Techniques (HOUSTM-363) (2 days)
  • Qualified Rigger (1 day) (including hands on)
  • Qualified Rigger Safety (4 hours)
  • Rig Pass Orientation (1 day)
  • STCW First Aid and CPR (HOUSTM-197) (1 day)
  • TBOSIET 5508 CA-EBS Conjunction - Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (3 days)
  • THUET 5194 CA-EBS Conjunction - Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (1 day)
  • THUET 5195 - Tropical Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (0.5 day)