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Founded in 1992, Chesapeake Marine Training Institute (CMTI) is a large privately owned school in the mid-Atlantic region. CMTI was cited in the April 2002 edition of Marine Log as being one of ten leading maritime training companies in the United States. Chesapeake Marine Training Institute is a full time training facility, open 52 weeks of the year, providing US Coast Guard approved courses.

CMTI is an approved Workforce Investment Act Training Provider by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is approved for the Education and Training of Veterans for certain courses.


Occupying over 8000 square feet of a modern office and classroom spaces, with an additional 12,500 square feet of outdoor training complex, CMTI is located near the historic triangle of Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg, Virginia.

Chesapeake Marine Training Institute continues to provide training for several State and Federal agencies including Virginia Department of Transportation, North Carolina Ferry System, Virginia Pilot Association, Maryland Pilot Association, Major Towing Companies, US Navy, NOAA, MARAD, US Army, US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Coast Guard.

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Training Programs




Classroom Courses

  • Able Seaman
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher
  • Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Upgrade
  • Assistance Towing
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
  • Auxiliary Sail
  • Basic Firefighting
  • Basic Meteorology
  • Basic Training (STCW)
  • Basic Training Refresher
  • Basic Training Revalidation
  • Bridge Resource Management (BRM)
  • Captain’s Course (25-100 Tons)
  • Captain’s Course (25-100 Tons) Night / Weekend Option
  • Cargo Handling and Stowage (Operational Level)
  • Celestial Navigation (Master 500/1600 GT) / Oceans Navigation (OICNW)
  • Combined Basic & Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Crowd Management
  • Deckhand Orientation
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Electronics Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Leadership and Managerial Skills
  • Leadership and Teamworking Skills
  • License Prep (Unit 1)
  • License Prep (Unit 2)
  • License Prep (Unit 3)
  • License Prep (Unit 4)
  • Master / Mate, Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessels (Near Coastal)
  • Medical Care Provider
  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) (6 Pack)
  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) (6 Pack) Night / Weekend Option
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (Limited)
  • Qualified Assessor
  • Radar Observer
  • Radar Observer Recertification
  • Rules of the Road
  • Search & Rescue (Operational Level)
  • Ship Construction & Basic Stability
  • Simulator Instructor Training
  • Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids
  • Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids Refresher
  • Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids
  • Tankerman – Person-In-Charge (PIC) Refueling
  • Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation
  • Train The Trainer
  • Upgrade Master 100 Tons to 200 Tons (Near Coastal)
  • Upgrade OUPV to Master 100 GRT
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
  • Vessel Security Officer
  • Visual Communications (Flashing Light)
  • Watchkeeping (Operational Level)

Online Courses

  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) Online
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Online
  • (6-PACK) Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) Online
  • Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids Online
  • Captain’s Course (OUPV through Master 100 GT) Online
  • Rules of the Road Online
  • Able Seaman Online
  • Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids Online
  • Commercial Assistance Towing Online
  • Auxiliary Sail Online
  • Upgrade Master 100 Tons to Master 200 Tons Online

Exam Preparation Subscription

  • Rules of the Road Exam Preparation 180 Days Subscription
  • Rules of the Road Exam Preparation 30 Day Subscription

Other Programs

  • Coast Guard Application Assistance

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 6, 2021