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Captain’s License Requirements: Clearing the Fog
Embarking on the journey to get your captain's license can feel like navigating through a sea of misinformation. From well-meaning advice from 'licensed friends' to ‘dockside expertise’, it's easy to get lost and to get bad information.
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What is a TWIC Card & Why Do I Need One?
I want to address a critical aspect of maritime licensing – the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card, particularly its significance for those pursuing the Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) and Master 25/50/100 GT licenses.
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Can I Get A Captain’s License Online?
Are you embarking on a maritime career or just looking to upgrade your nautical skills? Our US Coast Guard-approved online Captain's courses for both the OUPV license and the Master license stand out in this digital era.
How to Navigate the Captain’s License Medical Maze
The National Maritime Center (NMC) tells us that a total of 7,882 MMC applications in 2021 were delayed due to deficiencies in the medical certificate. We share here the top medical reasons that MMC certificates are delayed. 
Top Five Reasons for Delays in Receiving Mariner Credentials
About half of the roughly 50,000 annual requests from mariners for Captains credentials are delayed at the National Maritime Center due to incomplete applications. How can you avoid the five most common reasons for delays?
What is “STCW” and What Does it Have to Do with My Captain’s License?
Newly credentialed Captains and seafarers may wonder what STCW training is all about and if it is necessary for their career, or their next job.
Free Live Seminar: How to Get your Captain’s License during COVID
Every day we get questions about the USCG Licensing process and how online learning works. So we are taking some time to listen and answer your questions face-to-face virtual in a live seminar.
Confident Captain Embarks into New Waters With Physical and Virtual Expansion
A new Professional Captains Association and Virtual Captain’s Courses give Captain’s the hand they need
Five Reasons Why ALL Sailing Coaches and Professional Sailors Should get a Captain’s License
By Capt. Peter Alarie - Pro Sailor and Senior Instructor at Confident Captain As a professional sailor, coach and instructor of captain’s courses, I work with sailors of all levels of experience. I have come to notice that many of them have no professional certifications from recognized organizations like the US Coast Guard or Royal […]
3 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Captain’s Course Online
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New Data from USCG on Boating Accidents
A new study by the US Coast Gaurd states that an injury due a boating accident occurs every 2.5 hours. So many of these accidents can be prevented if a high regard for boating safety and awareness is adhered to while onboard. Experience does not always equate to safety. Education is a key factor in helping […]