Online and Hybrid Courses

Fully online:

Polar Code Operation courses begin with online coursework followed by an in-person assessment:

GAP courses begin with online coursework followed by an in-person assessment:



Important Update    |      July 1, 2020

The Center for Professional Mariner Development is pleased to announce the opening of all on-campus courses.

The State of Maine will allow adults who obtain a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival in Maine to skip the current 14-day quarantine. Residents of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are exempt from testing and 14-day quarantine requirements when visiting Maine.

CPMD will continue to follow all existing safety and COVID-19 prevention guidelines. When you are indoors and when you encounter another individual, your mask must be worn over your nose and mouth. You are not required to wear a mask while transiting between buildings outdoors and when you are able to maintain a six-foot distance from others. We encourage you to wash or sanitize your hands frequently throughout the day.

For more information about the State of Maine’s current guidance, please visit:


The following is CPMD’s full course list.

STCW/ Coast Guard Approved Courses

We offer mariner licensing and regulatory standards courses year-round at Maine Maritime Academy.

Course Offerings:

Non- STCW Courses

Course Offerings:

Company Contract Courses

Companies who are interested in sending groups of their employees to MMA can contact us for any of our courses and we will make arrangements specific to your needs. If you prefer onsite training, please ask us about training we can provide at your facility.

Coming Soon!

The following courses will be offered in the future.  Please continue to check back for the latest updates.

  • Chief Mate to Master Series
    • Advanced Stability
    • Advanced Navigation
    • Advanced Cargo
    • Medical Person in Charge – Management of Medical Care

Thank you for choosing Maine Maritime Academy Center for Professional Mariner Development for your training.

Full payment is required at the time of course registration. Payments can be made by check, debit card or credit card.

  • Please make checks payable to Maine Maritime Academy. Our mailing address is Maine Maritime Academy, Attn: Cashier’s Office, 1 Pleasant Street, Castine, ME 04420.
  • To make a payment by debit or credit card, please contact Monica Soper in our finance department at 207-326-2643.

Refund Policy
If a student must withdraw from a course, the course cost will be refunded. We make every effort to maintain course schedules as posted. If, however, Maine Maritime Academy must cancel a course, we will notify registrants as soon as possible and issue a full refund.