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News // Nov 17, 2020

Now Offering: Individualized Captain’s License Training Online

  • Jennifer Crowley Fyke

New Pilot Program to Serve Coast Guard Members in Seattle

Coast Guard members living and serving in the Seattle, Washington area are now eligible for a new program we are piloting to provide workforce development training. Through the “Captain in a Box” course through Mariners Learning System, eligible active duty Coast Guard members and active duty reservists can enroll in a self-paced online course that will earn the Coast Guard member an OUPV/Six-pack Captain’s License with a 100-ton master and towing endorsement. Each participant will receive digital study materials, plus hardcopy study guides and a navigator’s tool set in the mail to accompany their studies.

Eligibility: This training opportunity is offered to active Coast Guard personnel and active duty reservists stationed in a Coast Guard unit in Seattle's Pier 36 area. The Coast Guard member must be one of the following: Coxswain, Boatswains Mate, Boat Crew Engineer MK or an Officer of the Deck with 100 hours of on deck experience. We will consider applications on a rolling deadline. Completing an application does not guarantee enrollment in the online course. Eligibility will be verified by the Coast Guard Unit's Officer in Charge.

Please direct questions to Coast Guard Foundation Program Manager Ms. Sage Williams.

Seattle-based active duty Coast Guard members are eligible for this workforce development program.
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We recently hosted a Captain's License course at Station New London, Connecticut.

The Coast Guard Foundation has invested in workforce development programs that help Coast Guard members earn their Captain’s Licenses since 2017. With the challenges of group gathering during the global pandemic, we have added this online course opportunity on a limited basis. It’s our intent to continue in-person live instruction when possible and offer these online classes as an option.


Cover photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford, USCG.

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