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The Captain's Course™

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Want to earn your Coast Guard Captain’s License?

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Coast Guard Approved classes scheduled for Chicago


Captain's Class starts April 28, 2015.  Take your training with the experienced professionals and test in class!


Master's Upgrade from OUPV Class starts June 2, 2015.  Test in class!

First Aid/CPR/AED Courses - NEXT CLASS IS:    Saturday, April 25th 830 AM - 130 PM

Boat Safe Chicago Class starts April  20, 2015 7-930 PM - This course is designed for all Chicago recreational boaters

The AB and Lifeboatman Classes are here!

An AB course is scheduled to begin in May - Let us know you're interested by clicking here  Include your contact info

The STCW-95 Courses are coming this summer and fall.

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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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