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USCG Captain's License Online

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CAPTAINS LICENSE ONLINE- USCG Approved Online Captain and Master upto 100 Ton License Programs & Study Guides - Founded in 2002 and located in Pennington, NJ, Mariners Learning System (MLS) provides U.S. Coast Guard Certified Licensing Courses with flexible online training.
OUPV (6-Pack) |  Master 25/50/100 Ton  | Endorsements  |  Military / Responders

Merchant Marine (College Level)


MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY (MMA) AT CASTINE - Maritime Systems & Engineering, Logistics Management, Transportation Operations, Power Engineering & Small Vessel Operations Education and Training - Located on the coast of Maine, Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) is a career-oriented, equal opportunity, coeducational, public and maritime college of engineering, transportation, science and management.

Port Certifications (Professional Level)

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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES (IAMPE) - Training, Certification & Continuing Education Programs in Port Management and Port Operations in locations across North America - The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE), is a non-profit membership association of maritime port and marine transportation managers and executives who work cooperatively to develop and maintain standards for professionals in the maritime industry.

USCG Training (Professional Level)


DOWNEAST MARITIME AT FREEDOM - U.S. Coast Guard Approved Merchant Marine Training at Various Locations in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut & South Carolina - Downeast Maritime, Inc. started in the late 1980s on Martha's Vineyards and has for many years been located in the oldest school house on Island.

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MIDCOAST FIRST AID AT MAIN ST. THOMASTON, MAINE - First Aid, Medical Care, Firefighting & International Ship and Port Facility Security Programs for Seafarers in Thomaston, Maine - Established in 2007 and located at Main St. Thomaston Maine, Midcoast First Aid provides comprehensive basic first aid and CPR training as well as USCG approved medical courses in the Mid-Coast Maine area.

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ATLANTIC CAPTAIN’S ACADEMY AT KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE - OUPV, Master 100 Ton and Endorsement Classes throughout Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut - Located Kennebunkport ME, Atlantic Captain’s Academy offers a variety of Coast Guard approved courses for Coast Guard captain’s license candidates.

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PYS MARINE LEARNING CENTER, PORTLAND YACHT SERVICES, PORTLAND - Master 100 / OUPV, Endorsements, Launch Tender Operator, ABYC Certification and Other Training Programs in Portland, ME - Founded in 1981 and located at Portland, Maine, Portland Yacht Services (PYS) is a full-service boatyard and also provide USCG approved training programs at PYS Marine Learning Center.

Marine, Technical, Yacht & Boat Building and Design


LANDING SCHOOL AT ARUNDEL - Yacht Design, Composite Boat Building, Wooden Boat Building & Marine Systems Technical Diploma & Degree Programs in Arundel, Maine - The Landing School is a community technical college located in Arudel, ME and provides educational programs that effectively prepare students for entry-level careers in the marine industry.


MACNAUGHTON YACHT DESIGN SCHOOL AT EASTPORT - Naval Architecture with Specialty in Yacht and Small Craft Design Distance Learning Program - Yacht Design School (YDS) is primarily a distance learning institution and teaches naval architecture with a specialty in yacht and small craft design. In addition to theory, the school adds much more work in developing both drawing skills and judgment in using the theory.


THE APPRENTICESHOP AT ROCKLAND - Boat Building Apprenticeships, Internships, Workshops and Sailing Programs in Rockland ME - Located on the waterfront in Rockland Maine, the Apprenticeshop offers programs for youth and adults that ranges from 2 hours to 2 years. Students of all ages come here from around the world to learn traditional boat building skills, sailing and maritime arts.


WESTLAWN INSTITUTE OF MARINE TECHNOLOGY AT EASTPORT - Yacht & Boat Design Education and ABYC Technical Certifications (Distance Education) - The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology has been providing the education necessary for anyone with the drive and desire to become a practicing small-craft designer since 1930.


WOODENBOAT SCHOOL AT BROOKLIN - Boatbuiling, Woodworking, Sailing and Related Crafts Training in Brooklin, Maine - Located on the coast of Maine, in the small community of Brooklin, WoodenBoat School offers courses designed around the arts of boatbuilding, woodworking, seamanship, and related crafts.

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MAINE MARINE TRADE ASSOCIATION (MMTA) AT ROCKLAND - ABYC Marine Systems & Electrical Certification Programs, ABBRA Training, Waterfront First Aid, and OSHA Training for Boatyards by MMTA - Established in 1966, the Maine Marine Trade Association (MMTA) is a not-for-profit trade association run with support and guidance provided by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

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SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (SMCC) AT SOUTH PORTLAND & BRUNSWICK - Undergraduate Program in Marine Design at SMCC Maine - Established in 1946, Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is a Public two-year college with two campuses located at South Portland and Brunswick in Maine, United States. SMCC is Maine’s largest community college with over 9,700 individuals served annually at the two main campuses.

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MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY (MCST), ROCKLAND - Marine Technology Career Technical Education in Rockland, Maine - Located in Rockland, ME, Mid-Coast School of Technology (MCAST) is one of Maine’s network of career and technical education (CTE) schools. The school offer hands-on, career-oriented education in a variety of programs.

Sailing Schools (ASA / US Sailing)

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Sailing Schools in Maine - Top ASA and US Sailing Certified and Other Sailing Schools in West Boothbay Harbor, Rockland, Sebago Lake, South Portland, Brooklin, Portland, Stonington, and Southwest Harbor in Maine.