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Licensing


Robert M. Kopper

LICENSING COURSES

Steersman of Towing Vessels / Master/Mate
100/200T - Western Rivers

Five to seven day course which includes a Coast Guard-approved Rules of the Road course. Students are prepared by traditional means to pass the Coast Guard exams for deck general, navigation practical and navigation general. (Master/Mate 100/200T requires an additional exam for inspected vessel safety.)
Tuition: $1,150

Steersman of Towing Vessels / Master/Mate 100/200T Great Lakes - Inland
Ten to fifteen day class which includes a three-day Coast Guard approved Rules of the Road course. Students are prepared by the traditional means to pass the Coast Guard exams for deck general, navigation practical and navigation general. (Master/Mate 100/200T requires an additional exam for inspected vessel safety.)
Tuition: $1,550back to top

Steersman of Towing Vessels - Western Rivers
Ten-day course includes in-depth instruction in all subject areas required by Coast Guard regulations for the new Steersman of Towing Vessels license. Upon successful completion, the student will receive a certificate of completion which the Coast Guard will honor in lieu of required exams.
Tuition: $1,775back to top

Designated Examiner
This 8-hour course provides experienced Masters the training and information needed to qualify as a Designated Examiner. Steersmen who are training to become Pilot of Towing Vessels must demonstrate their proficiency in handling towboats and tows and be certified by a Designated Examiner. (Our course includes assistance in completing the application paperwork.)
Tuition: $250 back to top

Inland Rules of the Road
Three-day, Coast Guard-approved course provides the student with an in-depth look at the Inland Navigation Rules. Lecture, case study, court findings, and practice testing forms the basis for an understanding of these important rules and how they are to be applied. Successful completion means the student need not take the Coast Guard exam for Inland Rules when seeking a license of less than 500T.
Tuition: $375back to top

Inland and International Rules of the Road
Four-day, Coast Guard-approved course provides the student with an in-depth look at the Inland and International Navigation Rules. Lecture, case study, court findings, and practice testing forms the basis for an understanding of the Rules and how they are to be applied. Successful completion means the student need not take the Coast Guard exam for Inland and International Rules when seeking a license less than 500T.
Tuition: $450back to top

Engineer Licenses
Ten to fifteen day class. Students prepare by the traditional means to pass Coast Guard exams for either Upper Level or Lower Level engineer licenses.
Tuition: $1,550back to top

See other courses offered through the River School.

Learn more…

Get Acrobat ReaderTop Ten Reasons Coast Guard Licensing Applications are Delayed (PDF)
Sample Letter for License Raise of Grade (PDF)
Renewal License and Qualified MMD (PDF)
License Application Form (PDF)
General Requirements for Licenses Checklist (PDF)
Deck or Engineer Original Licenses (PDF)
General Information for Merchant Mariner’s Documents, Licenses, and STCW Certificates (PDF)
Small Vessel Sea Service Form (PDF)
Character Letter (PDF)
Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Requirements (PDF)
Entry Level Merchang Mariner Documents (MMD) Application Wizard (Power Point Slideshow)
Sample Service Letter for Engineer Licenses (PDF)
Medical Standards NVIC 04-08 (PDF)
New Body Mass Index Calculator
BMI Package (PDF)
Third Party Authorization Form (PDF)

Physical Exam Forms:
Instruction Guide to the Merchant Mariner Physical Examination Report (CG-719K & K/E) (PDF)
Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report, CG-719K (PDF)
Merchant Mariner Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Ratings, CG-719K/E (PDF)



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