The following STCW 2010 GAP COURSES are USCG approved and available:

Leadership & Managerial Skills (MEMACE-827) | $1200
Register Online

Engine Room Resource Management (MEMACE 828) | $1100
Register Online

Management of Electrical & Electronic Control Equipment (MEMACE 829) | $1050
Register Online

Each Gap course consists of 35 total hours. The first 27 hours are self-paced online. The final 8 hours are in a one day, face to face assessment at Castine. Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the assessment provided the course tuition payment has been received.

Completion of online modules is a prerequisite for attending the Assessment day. The system will prompt you to contact MMA Continuing Education to select a live session date to complete the course at Castine. NOTE: Once you have started the online modules you can request an assessment date. Be aware you MUST complete the online modules to take the assessment. (we verify!)

Up to 5 WORKING days may pass from the time you register and pay to the time you receive confirmation and activation details for the online portion. We work through the registrations in the order received. Please contact the Continuing Education Office if you completed registration/payment but did not receive activation details in an email from  (not the e-market) after seven working days.

There is no limit to the number of students who can be online at one time and modules are self- paced. Progression through the courses includes a quiz or email exchange with the instructor at the end of each module before moving to the next module.  Instructors will also be available by email to answer content questions within 24 -48 hrs.

A LIST OF ASSESSMENT DATES  is available online, HERE. You can also view our Maine Maritime Academy Continuing Education FACEBOOK PAGE

View an introductory video about using Canvas by Instructure.  NOTE: the more complex features discussed apply only to academic courses not GAP certificate courses.

Merchant Mariner license holders must contact the US Coast Guard directly for particulars concerning their licenses upgrade or re-certification questions: Call the National Maritime Center at 1-888-427-5662 or visit online at Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation.

Registration, Tuition, and Refund Policy:

Payment in full is required for tuition at the time of Course registration. Payment methods: credit card, ACH, and wire payments must be pre-approved and will incur an added minimum $30 wire transfer fee.