Gloucester, Va. (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Recognizing professional and recreational mariners often have to juggle sea time with training time, Chesapeake Marine Training Institute will offer a night and weekend Captain’s Course starting March 5.
The course – Operator of an Uninspected Passenger Vessel (six pack) through Master, 100 Gross Registered Tons (including 25 and 50 ton, depending on qualifications) – will be held for five weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chesapeake Marine Training Institute (CMTI) is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center to train mariners as well as administer the exam. Students who complete their training can, instead of traveling to a regional exam center, take the test to receive their license at the campus in Gloucester, Va.
Tuition is $1195 for Master and $1145 for the Operator of an Uninspected Passenger Vessel, the license most needed by charter boat captains. CMTI is offering a special “Captain’s Training Bundle” which includes the tuition for the U.S. Coast Guard-approved Captain’s Course and includes Elementary First Aid and CPR, CMTI’s License Application Assistance, and your choice of either the Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement or Auxiliary Sail Endorsement. The training bundle cost is $1495, a $100 savings from the cost of taking each course separately.
In addition to experienced, personal instruction, CMTI includes all materials needed to take their Captain’s course - Weems & Plath parallel rules, Weems & Plath dividers, personal copy of U.S. Coast Guard Inland and International Rules of the Road book, spiral notebook, pencil, eraser, messenger bag and all needed training reference books and charts. There are no hidden or additional charges.
Mariners who enroll in the training bundle may select which course times they enroll in based on what meets their schedule.
Master 25, 50 and 100 Gross Registered Tons, Captain’s Course prepares mariners to earn their Captain’s license. The course is divided into three sections, including rules of the road, basic navigation and the four examinations needed to earn the Coast Guard license. Learn more about this course, and register online, here: http://www.chesapeakemarineinst.com/course.aspx?courseid=1008
The Elementary First Aid and CPR course is a one-day class divided into three sections that cover how to respond to an emergency, adult CPR and basic first aid. Practical examinations are included for both CPR and first aid. Learn more about this course, and register online, here: http://www.chesapeakemarineinst.com/course.aspx?courseid=1047
Mariners can choose to earn either their Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement or their Auxiliary Sail Endorsement, depending on what they need for their business and what makes sense for their vessel.
The Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement can be earned following a one-day course that covers towing terminology, towing procedures and rules of the road concerning towing vessels. Each student is administered a 15 question, multiple-choice exam. Contact CMTI to get on the training calendar and learn more about this course here: http://www.chesapeakemarineinst.com/course.aspx?courseid=1014
The Auxiliary Sail Endorsement is also a one-day course and includes sailing terminology, sailing vessel navigation, rules of the road specific to sailing vessels and an exam. Contact CMTI to get on the training calendar and learn more about this course here: http://www.chesapeakemarineinst.com/course.aspx?courseid=1015
CMTI can also arrange for students to obtain their drug screening ($96) and physical ($80), both of which are part of the requirements for a Coast Guard license.
All students who enroll in the bundle-training program will receive their Coast Guard license application assistance from CMTI’s License Consultants, who were trained by the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center as Mariner Credentialing Agents. This service includes all of the required paperwork necessary for submitting a license application to the U.S. Coast Guard and guidance in completing it as well as any follow-up necessary to complete the process.
All courses will be held at the CMTI’s campus located at 3566 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA – just four miles north of the Coleman Bridge in Gloucester.
ABOUT CHESAPEAKE MARINE TRAINING INSTITUTE: Established in 1992, Chesapeake Marine Training Institute (CMTI) – a service disabled, Vietnam era veteran owned business – provides professional marine educational services to military and civilian mariners. While its modern classrooms and outdoor training area is located on George Washington Memorial Highway near Gloucester Point in Hayes, CMTI proudly also offers on-site training and home study programs.
In 2002, Marine Log magazine called CMTI one of the top maritime educational, recruitment and training resources in the nation.
Its instructors are seasoned mariners, holding a current U.S. Coast Guard License as Master with a minimum of five years at sea experience. CMTI’s staff also includes License Consultants trained by the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center as Mariner Credentialing Agents. These agents serve as experts to help each mariner sail smoothly through their licensing application process.
Learn more about Chesapeake Marine Training Institute at http://www.chesapeakemarineinst.com or call 800-642-CMTI.