Advanced Maritime    Education
Smart, Affordable Captain's Licensing TM
 ®


www.SmartCaptains.com
  •  Instructor-Led Classroom Course 
  •  Enjoyable 3-Weekend Format
  •  OUPV 6-Pack Course and Exam - $695 ($595 each for 2 or more students)
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 USCG Captain's Licensing Courses
San Francisco Bay & Long Beach
Next Class Begins January 23                                  Next Class Begins Nov. 7



// U.S. Coast Guard Approved /
Classes Begin November 7th in Long Beach & January 23rd in SF Bay

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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 October 2014!




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 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., San Ramon

"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
Gift Certificates Are Available!
One-Weekend Upgrade to Master 100-Ton Course
 Coming Soon!




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