Advanced Polar Code Operations, Blended (MEMACE-941)   |    $

Participants: Online coursework /  On campus assessment

Part 1: The online coursework is self-paced and delivered through Instructure’s Canvas, a web-based learning management system, which allows you to work at your own pace.

Part 2: Once the online modules are completed you will register for your final assessment. Completion of the online modules is a prerequisite for attending the assessment day; however, you may register to take the assessment at any point after starting the course.


Part 1:   Begin the Course   |  Register Now  


Dates for the On Campus Assessment:
December 2 – 4   |   Register Now


Prerequisite: Basic Polar Code Operations

This course is a blended learning course consisting of a 40-hours curriculum for mariners who are employed, or may be employed, on vessels transiting the Polar Regions and meets the mandatory training requirements in Chapter 12 of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code); and the supporting amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW) and the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) required by the Polar Code /STCW 2010. The breakdown of the hours of study is based on 16-hours of online presentation and 24-hours in the classroom/simulator as well as a final exam. Upon successful completion of the online portion of the course the candidate must report to Maine Maritime Academy to complete the required on-site simulation assessments and written final examination. Upon successfully completing the 3-day training, certification will be issued.

USCG Approval:

This course meets the Certification requirements for Basic Training in Polar Waters  STCW table A-V/4-1.  By successfully completing this course the candidate will have met the minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency listed in column 2 of table A-V/4-1 and the required standards of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in column 3 and 4 of table A-V4-1.