Advanced Maritime    Education
Smart, Affordable Captain's Licensing TM
  •  Instructor-Led Classroom Course 
  •  Enjoyable 3-Weekend Format
  •  OUPV 6-Pack Course and Exam - $695 ($50 off each for 2 or more students)
  (Special Offer - Enroll Now!)

 USCG Captain's Licensing Courses
San Francisco Bay & Long Beach
Next SF Class Begins May 1                                 Next LB Class Begins March 13

// U.S. Coast Guard Approved /
Classes Begin Feb. 3rd & May 1st in SF Bay and March 13th in Long Beach

Don't Miss the Boat!
Which USCG Captain's License is for Me?
  • OUPV "6-Pack" (Recreational Vessels - Power and Sail) or
  • 100 Ton (Commercial Vessels - Ferries, Water Taxis, etc.) 
Be $mart - Know the Facts!
Click the "USCG Licenses" Tab Above
Set yourself up for success! Start with the OUPV "6-Pack" Captain's License course for Recreational Vessels spread out over three weekends: Per USCG guidelines for all schools, the OUPV '6-pack' license is the first 75% of the Master's 100-Ton license, including Rules of the Road, Chart Plotting, Navigation General, and Deck General/Safety. Additional Master's license topics include fixed firefighting systems, safety drills, and lifeboat deployment. 

You can easily upgrade later as needed to pilot commercial vessels without having to 'bite off the whole apple' of information at once. Click the "USCG Licenses" tab for detailed information.

AME Master's 100-Ton Upgrade Course coming in 2015!

98% Pass Rate

  "Awesome course! Great instruction (thanks, Skipper!), ultra-convenient schedule, effective learning content, and all at a great price! AME, thanks for helping me fulfill a dream I've had for decades!"
                                                                                                                                   - Todd I., San Francisco

"I am happy to report that I just received my license! Can't thank you enough, I couldn't have done it without you! I really appreciate the way the class is designed and the instructor's personal touch of teaching."                    
                                                                                                                                              - Len A., Alameda

"The fun and easy-to-learn format gave me plenty of time to negotiate my life, work, and studying. I loved the enthusiastic style paired with real-world knowledge and working examples of the information presented."           
                                                                                                                      - Nico C., Oakland

"One of the most genuine, knowledgeable, and friendly instructors of any course I have ever taken."
​                                                                                                                                           - Dan A., Lake Tahoe

"I have always been somewhat intimidated by the complicated jargon of the USCG Navigation Rules. Now, thanks to the unique "new school" style of instruction and the relaxed classroom environment, they are 'second nature.' Thank you, AME!"
                                                                                                                                              - Zoe W., Seattle

"Great course, and SUPER convenient. If you have the will, this course provides the way!! I can't thank you enough - you've gotten me started on a great new career."          
                                                                                                                                   - Richard H., Sacramento
Give the Gift of Safety & Seamanship
Gift Certificates Are Available!
One-Weekend Upgrade to Master 100-Ton Course
 Coming Soon!

Long Beach - Fred Hall Boat Show  March 4 - 8, 2015
Booth 1203

SF Bay - Strictly Sail Pacific 
April 9- 12, 2015
Booth 3 - Just inside the main entrance!

2015 Boat Shows 
Stop By and Say Hello!
Enroll before March 3rd 
and receive your 
$50 Boat Show Discount today!                

See Schedule page for details