VPDSD Information



CMES is currently running Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) as an evening course.

    • Classes will be scheduled on an as needed basis.
    • The course is open to anyone who wishes to travel to the school. (MEBA members, please note that travel expenses will not be reimbursed.)

Students interested in taking the VPDSD class, please submit your registration:

VPDSD Electronic Registration

Electronic registration is preferred - however, you may submit a paper course application.

    • VPDSD is not printed on the application under "Course Selection".  Please write it in under "New/Unlisted Course", and indicate the start date.
    • Paper applications should be faxed to the school at (410) 822-7220.


Tuition and room & board charges are to be paid in the school's Administration Office at the time of course attendance.  Payment can be made by credit card or cashier's check made payable to CMES - personal checks are not accepted.

    • course tuition - $300
    • room & board - $125/day (as available)


    • Course tuition and room & board are covered.