You asked. We delivered. Then We Adapted.

Virtual Captain’s Courses now available.

A mix of self-guided online and optional virtual tutoring enhance learning to help you get on the path to success.

Be Prepared. Get Certified.

STCW Courses offered each month this Fall.

Learn online, on your time.

Course exams offered at a location near you.


Creating a Nation of Confident Captains

We founded Confident Captain to support and build our own community of mariners who understand that though the license might feel small, the job they do everyday is big. We aim to create a nation of confident captains who are trained and prepared to take care of their passengers, earn a good living, and fulfill their calling through our USCG certified courses, training, and license application assistance. Whether you want to operate a high-speed ferry, a private yacht, or a six-passenger charter boat, we’ll give you the tools you need to take the helm with confidence.


For Captains. By Captains

Included in Membership:

  • Free Captain’s Courses
  • Sea Time Tracker
  • Advocacy
  • Job Board
  • So much more!

The Confident Captain Difference


Confident Captain offers dynamic online that allow mariners to earn licenses and certification for operating vessels up to 100 tons. Learn and study on your time, then train and complete the Coast Guard exam with us.


Not all learners absorb knowledge the same way, and busy on and offshore schedules can make it hard to find dedicated time for a program. Confident Captain offers fully online with supported tutoring make sure that each of our students is getting the most out of the program.

Online Courses

Courses on your own time.

In Person Courses

We have limited our in person courses to just our STCW and RYA Courses.

“Opened my eyes”

ANDERSON REGGIO, Professional sailor/navigator

I would never have felt appropriately prepared to take my yacht master practical examination if not for Kent and his team. Peter’s tutelage opened my eyes to areas that I hadn’t previously considered nor explored. I would not have been nearly as successful without his guidance and Kent’s encouragement to pursue this through Confident Captain.

“You hope you never have to use these skills.”

Participant, STCW

It was a once in a lifetime experience that you hope you never have to experience at sea. The instructors were amazing and made sure you knew the content before you left the classroom each day.

“Helped me through every step of the way.”

Sara Hastreiter, Volvo Ocean Race sailor

The legendary Kent of Confident Captain/Ocean Pros helped me every step of the way with helping me obtain my Yachtmaster ticket. With nothing to gain as I was doing the courses in England, he helped me as I blindly navigated ticketing off one requirement at a time, what and how to study based on my experience, and cheering me on along the way. Thank you for guiding me through!!


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