Advanced Maritime    Education
Smart, Affordable Captain's Licensing TM
  •  Instructor-Led Classroom Course 
  •  Enjoyable 3-Weekend Format
  •  OUPV 6-Pack Course and Exam - $695 ($50 off each for 2 or more students)

 USCG Captain's Licensing Courses
San Francisco Bay & Long Beach
Next SF Bay Class Begins January 8th                    Next LB Class Begins January 29th

// U.S. Coast Guard Approved /
Next Classes Begin October 16th in SF Bay and November 6th in Long Beach

Don't Miss the Boat!
Which USCG Captain's License is for Me?
  • OUPV "6-Pack" (Recreational Vessels - Power and Sail) or
  • 100 Ton (Commercial Vessels - Ferries, Water Taxis, etc.) 
Be $mart - Know the Facts!
Click the "USCG Licenses" Tab Above
Set yourself up for success! Start with the OUPV "6-Pack" Captain's License course for Recreational Vessels spread out over three weekends: Per USCG guidelines for all schools, the OUPV '6-pack' license is the first 75% of the Master's 100-Ton license, including Rules of the Road, Chart Plotting, Navigation General, and Deck General/Safety. Additional Master's license topics include fixed firefighting systems, safety drills, and lifeboat deployment. 

You can easily upgrade later as needed to pilot commercial vessels without having to 'bite off the whole apple' of information at once. Click the "USCG Licenses" tab for detailed information.

AME Master's 100-Ton Upgrade Course coming in early 2016!

98% Pass Rate

  "Awesome course! Great instruction (thanks, Skipper!), ultra-convenient schedule, effective learning content, and all at a great price! AME, thanks for helping me fulfill a dream I've had for decades!"
                                                                                                                                                  - Todd I., San Francisco

"I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Our instructor did a great job teaching the course material and sharing hands-on knowledge from a lifetime in the industry that one would never find in a book. The weekend class setup in Long Beach was perfect for my busy weekday schedule. Thanks for making this such a fun and rewarding step toward my new career!"
                                                                                                                                                   - Cheryl A., Los Angeles

"I am happy to report that I just received my license! Can't thank you enough, I couldn't have done it without you! I really appreciate the way the class is designed and the instructor's personal touch of teaching."                    
                                                                                                                                                             - Len A., Alameda

"The fun and easy-to-learn format gave me plenty of time to negotiate my life, work, and studying. I loved the enthusiastic style paired with real-world knowledge and working examples of the information presented."           
                                                                                                                                  - Nico C., Oakland

"One of the most genuine, knowledgeable, and friendly instructors of any course I have ever taken."
​                                                                                                                                                       - Dan A., Lake Tahoe

"I have always been somewhat intimidated by the complicated jargon of the USCG Navigation Rules. Now, thanks to the unique "new school" style of instruction and the relaxed classroom environment, they are 'second nature.' Thank you, AME!"
                                                                                                                                                           - Zoe W., Seattle

"Great course, and SUPER convenient. If you have the will, this course provides the way!! I can't thank you enough - you've gotten me started on a great new career."          
                                                                                                                                                 - Richard H., Sacramento
Give the Gift of Safety & Seamanship
Gift Certificates Are Available!
One-Weekend Upgrade to Master 100-Ton Course
 Coming in Early 2016!

"Old-School Experience with New-School Attitude"TM

Announcing 2016 Classes!
See Schedule Page

New for 2016
SF South Bay Redwood City Class
February/March 2016
Redwood City Class $895