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The Captain's Course™

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Want to earn your Coast Guard Captain’s License?

Plot your course to our new location!

A partnership with Explorer's Guide Maritime Training

is bringing Coast Guard Approved classes to Chicago


Captain's Class starts March 6th, 2015.  Take your training with the experienced professionals and test in class!


The AB and Lifeboatman Class is here!

The AB course is scheduled to begin on March 31st - Get your AB & Lifeboatman Now!

The STCW Courses are coming this summer and fall.

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We are still offering Boat Show special pricing for the Captain's License Class - Save up to $250.00

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Earn the "Lookout" Bonus ! - Get $10 per referral up to $100.00



The Captain's CourseTM is a specialized course of instruction to prepare a candidate for a position as the officer in charge of a navigational watch. Classes focus on the subjects required to take and pass the U.S. Coast Guard approved examinations leading to the issuance of the Merchant Mariner's Credential (Captain's License)

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Learn from active professional mariners


You'll be presented with the concepts and information necessary to pass our Coast Guard Approved exams. 

Your instructors will use a combination of lecture, video,  and practical demonstration to prepare you to serve as a Licensed Maritime Officer

New Chicago Location -

5744 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois, 60634


Course provides instruction in:

Basic Safety and Seamanship,   Rules of the Road,   Chart Navigation and Piloting,   Nautical Publications

Rules and Regulations, and  Assistance preparing & submitting your USCG application package.




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Last modified: 03/03/15