Advanced Polar Code Operations    |    Blended, Online Coursework & On Campus Assessment   |    $2,200



Part 1:   Begin the Course   |  Register Now  


Part 2:    2024 Dates for the On Campus Assessment 
May 21-23,  0900-1700   |   Register Now
June 10-12, 0900-1700   |   Register Now


Prerequisite: Basic Polar Code Operations

16-hour online coursework followed by a three day (24 hour) on campus assessment.


Course Description
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.After 16-hours of online coursework, students will spend three days on campus participating in classroom discussions, simulator use and assessment, and a final written examination. Upon successfully completing the 3-day final assessment, certification will be issued.


Course Access
Upon registration students will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access the online coursework. You may complete the training at your own pace but may be required to finish one module before advancing to the next. Please allow 24 hours for the enrollment and activation process to be completed.

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. If our schedule does not work for you, give us a call. We can often support alternative dates, pending instructor availability and timing.

Please note: Maine Maritime Academy uses Canvas as our online learning management platform. If you have previously completed any online learning classes at MMA, you will log back in with your existing username and password and see the new class on your dashboard.


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.


*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.