MPT is the most complete full service private maritime school in the country and has been training mariners since 1983. Our Fort Lauderdale based campuses host over 45,000 square feet of classrooms, deck and engineering training labs, the Ship's Store, and student service facilities.
This program is designed to meet the STCW and National requirements for Masters less than 500T (STCW II/3) - near coastal management as of January 1, 2017. In addition to required training included in this package, MPT recommends taking Course #148 Radar, Course 150 ARPA, Course 152 GMDSS, and Course 601 ECDIS. These additional courses will serve to remove these license restrictions. If you have not previously taken Course 151 BRM- Bridge Resource Management, this course is also required.
This course is designed for officers and crew who will provide immediate first aid and assist the Medical Person In Charge and is recommended for all crew members.
This USCG approved (United States Coast Guard) 4 day course utilizes both classroom and live scenarios at the fire academy -focusing on meeting the minimum standard of competence in advanced firefighting. A trainee will be competent in: Control fire-fighting operations aboard ships Organize and train fire parties Ability to inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment. Able to investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire.
The (PSCRB) Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats course gives seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the regulatory standards for the tasks required.
STCW Basic Training Personal Survival Techniques. This course includes theory taught in the classroom as well as practical assessments utilizing a local aquatic center.
STCW Basic Training Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
STCW Basic Training First Aid / CPR. This 1 day course is designed to meet and exceed the requirements of basic (elementary) first aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation. It includes both theory and practical training in the classroom
This 2 day course is one of the four modules of STCW Basic Safety Training. This course includes both theory taught in the classroom and practical training and assessments with live fire scenarios
The USCG does not require you to get a Six-Pack License before you get your Masters, so if you qualify, you can take the full 11 days and get your Master or Mates license! With the Master you can go twice as far offshore, with the near coastal route, with 6 pack you can go up to 100 miles offshore and with the Master you can go up to 200 miles offshore!
This course is for individuals who wish to work on assistance towing vessels. Towing Endorsement is required if you will be engaged in towing a disabled vessel for payment. If you are looking for certification for tugboats or push boats, please see course #120 or #121 or speak to an MPT Career counselor to ensure that you are taking the best course for your goals and experience.
This 3–4 hour course is generally offered as an evening seminar which includes an explanation and review of the operating procedures and regulations pertaining to radio usage. It is valid for Single Side Band and VHF Use. Included in the course is the written examination for the FCC Element One which licenses you as a Marine RadioOperator. MPT will process all of your FCC Paperwork at no additional charge and your license will be mailed to you by the FCC within approximately two weeks of finishing the course.
This 1/2 day USCG Approved classroom based course will cover the written examination requirement for a candidate holding a USCG Master or Mate license to obtain a Sailing or Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement. The USCG requires that a Mate near coastal or a Master inland have at least 180 days of sailing experience in their life for a sailing endorsement and a Master near coastal needs at least 360 days of sailing experience to qualify for this endorsement.
Upgrade to Master or Mate up to 200grt. MPT’s License classes are USCG Approved, NO TEST AT THE USCG. USCG Approved course will cover the written examination requirement for a candidate holding a Master or Mate license of up to 100 tons to Upgrade to a National Master or Mate License of up to 200grt.