Continuing Education

Sharpen your skills, get recertified and stay ahead of the curve through our professional development opportunities. These include classes for able seamen and others. We also offer one-day and two-day radar recertification courses.

To register, call the Great Lakes Maritime Academy at (877) 824-7447 or (231) 995-1200, e-mail Susan Denoyer at sdenoyer@nmc.edu

You may view course descriptions here (PDF) »

Continuing Education Training Courses 2015–2016

ONE-DAY RADAR RE-CERTIFICATION
Course Fee: $150*
(*Effective 5/1/2015 course fee $175.00)
(class minimum = 2; maximum = 10)

February 6 or 20, 2015
March 6 or 20, 2015
April 17, 2015
July 17, 2015
August 28, 2015
September 18, 2015
October 16, 2015
November 20, 2015
December 4 or 18, 2015
January 8 or 22, 2016
February 5, 8 or 19, 2016
March 4 or 18, 2016
April 15, 2016

TWO-DAY RADAR REFRESHER
Course Fee: $250*
(*Effective 5/1/2015 course fee $275.00)
(class minimum = 2; maximum = 6)

March 5 - 6 or 19 - 20, 2015
April 16 - 17, 2015
July 16 - 17, 2015
August 27 - 28, 2015
September 17 - 18, 2015
October 15 - 16, 2015
November 19 - 20, 2015
December 3 - 4 or 17 - 18, 2015
January 7 - 8 or 21 - 22, 2016
February 4 - 5 or 18 - 19, 2016
March 3 - 4 or 17 - 18, 2016
April 14 - 15, 2016

  • Five-Day Unlimited Radar Observer  (bring calculator & parallel rules):
    August 24 - 28, 2015 or January 4 - 8, 2016. Course Fee: $700 (class minimum = 2, maximum = 9).
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS):
    January 13 - 24, 2015
    . Course Fee: $1,400 (class minimum = 3, maximum = 12).
  • Able Seaman (AB) & Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC):
    February 9 – 21, 2015 or February 8 - 20, 2016, Course Fee Including Accommodation (double occupancy): $2,200 combined. 
    2015 class: $925 PSC only (February 9 - 13).  $1,350 AB only (February 13 - 21)  
    2016 class: $925 PSC only (Feb 8-11).  $1,375 AB only (Feb. 12 - 20). Class minimum = 8.
  • Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED):
    February 8 - 20, 2016, Course Fee Including Accommodation (double occupancy): $2,200.  class minimum = 4.
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS):
    March 30 - April 3, 2015; July 27-31, 2015; August 17-21, 2015 or March 26-30, 2016
    .  Course Fee: $1,200.00.
    (class minimum = 2, maximum = 6).
  • Fast Rescue Boat (FRB):
    August 11-14, 2015. 
    Course Fee $950.00.  Class minimum = 4, Maximum = 10.

Additional Information:

  • Classes require a minimum number of students and may be cancelled.
  • Radar Recertification classes begin at 1000, all others at 0800 unless otherwise notified.
  • Photo ID required.
  • If taking a recertification course, must bring proof of prior certification.
  • To register call the Great Lakes Maritime Academy (877) 824-7447 or (231) 995-1200.
    Email: Sdenoyer@nmc.edu.
  • Types of payment accepted once registered: credit card, check, cash or money order.
  • Certified FCC Examiner, call for price.