Florida State College at Jacksonville, in partnership with the Chesapeake Marine Training Institute (CMTI), offers U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved maritime license training courses. The partnership was developed in response to workforce development needs of employers. The training is conducted by USCG-approved College instructors who use CMTI USCG-approved courses via traditional classroom delivery. Completion of specific courses may result in merchant marine licensure, and internally articulated college credit may be applied toward the College's Associate of Science degree in Industrial Management Technology.
Current Maritime Licensing Courses
The following USCG-approved maritime licensing courses are currently offered. Please note that a minimum of eight course participants is required before any course will be scheduled. Please call (904) 633-5948 or (904) 361-6211 to check on course availability.
Master 25, 50, and 100 Gross Registered Tons (GRT) (CWO-0543 / D-020)
This 80-hour course provides training to mariners seeking their USCG license as Master of USCG inspected vessels of 25, 50, or 100 Gross Registered Tons (GRT) upon Great Lakes, Inland, and/or Near Coastal waters as specified in 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 10.
Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement (CWO-0544 /D-022)
This 4-hour course provides classroom training in basic assistance towing techniques, terminology, and safety to meet the training requirements for issuance of a Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement to a USCG license.
Able Seaman (CWO-0550 / U-110)
This 48-hour course provides classroom and practical training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Credential as Able Seaman. Training includes navigation rules, marlinspike seamanship, aids to navigation, nautical terms and ship construction, anchoring, mooring, and line handling, maneuvering and ship handling, break bulk cargo operations, pollution control / prevention emergency procedures and other similar subjects.
Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) (CWO-0564 / D-010)
This 66-hour course provides training to mariners seeking their U.S. Coast Guard License as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) upon Great Lakes, Inland and/or Near Coastal waters as specified in 46 CFR Part 10.
To register for any of the above courses, call 1 (800) 642-CMTI and follow this link to the Chesapeake Marine Training Institute.
Future Maritime Licensing Courses
Upgrade, Master 100 Gross Registered Tons to Master 200 Gross Registered Tons (CWO-0546 / D030)
This 51-hour course provides training to mariners seeking to upgrade their existing Master or Mate 100 Gross Registered Tons (GRT) license upon Great Lakes, Inland and/or Near Coastal waters to Master or Mate of 200 GRT as specified in 46 CFR, Part10. A basic knowledge and skill level commensurate with a Master, 100 GRT license is prerequisite for attendance at this course.