Home United States Texas › You are here


Captains License, STCW Training Programs and Other Courses in Texas, Michigan and throughout United States

glc training

Located in Algonac MI and Brazoria TX, GLC Training is a US Coast Guard Approved testing center offers a wide selection of classes, including USCG Captains License Class and Test, STCW Training, and more. GLC Training offers classes throughout the United States, is available to work with companies and individuals to customize courses and will provide on-site training virtually anywhere. GLC Training provides you with professional instruction in a safe and personal environment.

A Captain’s License Class is comprised of instruction, preparing the student to successfully complete the United States Coast Guard Examination to operate a vessel for hire. GLC Training is a US Coast Guard Approved testing center. A Captain’s License can be used for Marine Salvage, Towing and Rescue Vessels, Fishing Charters, Day Sailing Charters, Vessel Deliveries, Excursions/Cruises, Dive Boats, or Ferrying Passengers.

glc marine training

USCG Captain's License & Endorsements

Training Programs



USCG / STCW Programs

  • Master up to 100 Gross Tons (1 week): The Captain’s License course consists of five topics which include: rules of the road, general navigation, chart navigation, the upgrade to master’s deck general & safety followed by US Coast Guard Approved testing on site. The Master’s License qualifies you for certain duties of an OUPV and in addition operates vessels that have been inspected by the US Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Office. The U.S. Coast Guard requires the skipper of such a vessel to be licensed if compensation is accepted for vessel operation.
  • STCW Basic Safety Training (BST) (5 day, 40 hours): It provides a hands-on training experience with safety equipment combined with classroom instruction, and is designed for all seafarers with designated safety or pollution prevention duties. Basic Safety Training course is typically held Monday-Friday, hosted by the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education in Piney Point, MD.
  • Lifeboat / Water Survival (37 hours): This course helps mariners develop the required knowledge and application skills for water survival including launch, use and recovery of survival craft, and the proper use of survival equipment. Additionally, students learn the procedures necessary to take charge and maintain a survival craft and protect embarked personnel while on board. Applicants completing the Proficiency in Survival Craft / Personal Survival Techniques course satisfy the Survival Craft training requirements of Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code.

Other Marine Courses

  • Radar Observer Certification
  • Marine Electronics Installation
  • Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Recreational Boater Safety

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 29, 2018