Leadership & Managerial Skills, LMS   |   $1,200

Online Coursework with On Campus Assessment



STCW 2010 GAP Courses

STCW Gap-Closing Requirements
The regulatory changes became effective on March 24, 2014, require additional training and/or assessments for certain Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) endorsements. These “gap-closing” requirements must be met by mariners who hold STCW endorsements issued under the previous regulatory requirements. Mariners who submit applications without evidence of meeting gap closing may have their STCW endorsements limited to “Not valid after 31 Dec 2016”. STCW gap-closing requirements do not affect limitation or retention of national endorsements.


Part 1:   Begin the Online Coursework   |  Register Now  


Part 2:   2024  On Campus Assessment Dates 
June 19  |   Register Now
July 10   |   Register Now
July 24   |   Register Now
August 7  |   Register Now
August 21   |   Register Now
September 4   |   Register Now
September 18   |   Register Now
October 2   |   Register Now
October 16   |   Register Now
November 6   |   Register Now
November 20   |   Register Now
December 4    |   Register Now
December 18   |   Register Now

Blended course, 32 hours of online coursework followed by an 8 hour on campus assessment.


Course Description
Management Level (Master, Chief Mate-II/2, II/3).
Management Level (Chief Engineer, Second Engineer Officer – III/2, III/3).


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:

All three GAP courses satisfy the 46 CFR training requirements along with the specific tasks that are found in each course NVIC.



*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.