Alternate Location Training Information

ALTERNATE LOCATION TRAINING PROCEDURES

 

  • All Members wishing to attend training at an alternate location MUST be approved by the CMES Director PRIOR to attending the training.
  • Evidence of successful completion of the desired class must be submitted to CMES within 6 months of the completion of the course.

 

Request for Alternate Location Training Form (PDF)

 

ELIGIBILITY

Subject to the provisions set forth in the MEBA Training Plan Rules & Regulations, an officer shall become eligible for reimbursement of tuition fees for upgrading his/her license or for additional training at a commercial school, provided the officer:

  1. Has not retired; and
  2. Is a member in good standing in District No. 1-PCD, MEBA; and
  3. (1) has 30 days on the payroll of one or more Employers who contributed to the MEBA Training Plan within a period of twelve consecutive months preceding either the date on which the officer commences the upgrading or training course; or
     
    (2) is an employee of District No. 1-PCD, MEBA or has 30 days on the payroll of District No. 1-PCD, MEBA within a period of twelve consecutive months preceding either (i) the date on which the officer commences attendance at the School or (ii) the date the officer applies to the School to attend training courses.

Please contact the school if you have questions about the following eligibility requirements:

  • Government vessel training rules for eligible members, or
  • Special training eligibility for non-eligible members and applicants pertaining to government vessel service, or
  • Special training eligibility for non-eligible members and applicants pertaining to occupational credentials.

 

In the event a participant does not meet these requirements, he/she will be notified by the School Registrar.  At that time he/she can contact CMES to determine other options that may be available.  An officer may become eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,200 per year for tuition costs at approved schools for courses which the Director determines are STCW related.

 

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Send the completed Request for Alternate Location Training form, along with a copy of your current dues receipt and latest discharge, to the school by mail, fax, or personal delivery before attending the desired class.  All information MUST be supplied or the application will be returned without approval.

Upon successful completion of the desired class, a copy of the Certificate of Completion and a copy of the tuition receipt issued must be submitted to CMES within 6 months of the completion of the course.  Failure to do so will prohibit your ability to receive reimbursement of tuition paid by you.

The School Registrar will notify you regarding the approval or disapproval of your application.

The Member should notify CMES if they are unable to attend or were unsuccessful in passing the required course.

APPROVED COURSE TOPICS & MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT RATES

 * Courses designated by an asterisk (*) are part of Upgrading to Chief Mate/Captain courses. Any deck officer applying to MITAGS (Baltimore) for a designated course, be sure to call MITAGS (Baltimore) Admissions Office directly to ensure discounted rates are applied.

 

*Advanced Cargo Operations at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $5,000

  Advanced Fire Fighting
  $1,100

  Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher for MSC or STCW
  $1,000

  Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation
  $1,000

*Advanced Meteorology at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $2,400

  Advanced Oil and Chemical Tanker Operations
  $1,400

*Advanced Shiphandling at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $4,000

*Advanced Stability at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $2,500

*Advanced Watchkeeping at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $2,500

*ARPA at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $2,500

  Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization
 $1,500

  Basic Safety Training for STCW
  $1,800

  Basic Safety Training Refresher for MSC
  $1,200

  Basic Training Refresher for STCW
  $1,200

  Basic Training Revalidation for STCW
  $1,000

*Bridge Resource Management at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $3,800

  Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (CBRN) for MSC / MARAD
  $700

  Civilian Marine Engineering Officer (CMEO) for MSC / MARAD
  $700

  Crisis Management and Human Behavior
  $900

  Crowd Management
  $500

  Damage Control for MSC / MARAD
  $600

  Drug Testing / Collections Training
  $600

*ECDIS at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $2,500

  Engine Room Resource Management - STCW
  $1,500

  Fast Rescue Boat (mates only)
  $1,700

 GMDSS
  $2,000

  Helicopter Control Officer for MSC
  $1,945

  Helicopter Egress for MSC
  $300

  Helicopter Fire Fighting for MSC
  $1,500

*Leadership & Management - STCW
  $1,700

*Ships Management at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $2,500

  Leadership & Teamwork - STCW
  $700

  Lifeboatman
  $1,800

  LNG as a Fuel
  $3,000

  Marine Environmental Protection
  $700

  MAXIMO
  $700

*Medical Care PIC at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $5,000

  Medical Care Provider
  $1,800

*MEECE - STCW
  $1,800

  NS5 (NS Enterprise)
  $800

*Principles of Marine Power Plants at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $2,500

  Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher
  $1,500

  Qualified Assessor
  $800

  Radar Recertification
  $400

  Refrigerant Recovery EPA Testing
  $300

  Search & Rescue
  $1,500

  Security Watch - Advanced
  $700

  Security Watch - Basic
  $700

*Ship Management - Safety Management at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $4,800

  Ship's Reactionary Force for MSC / MARAD
  $1,800

  Small Arms for MSC / MARAD
  $2,800

  Tankship Dangerous Liquids (DL)
  $1,800

  Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
  $500

  Vessel Security Officer
  $1,600

  Visual Communications (Flashing Light)
  $325

*Voyage Planning at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $2,500

   

APPROVED SCHOOLS

USCG APPROVED SCHOOLS

A listing of USCG approved schools and courses may be found on their website at:
https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/NMC/pdfs/courses/courses.pdf


EPA APPROVED SECTION 608 TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

A listing of programs approved to provide the EPA Section 608 technician certification test may be found on their website at:
https://www.epa.gov/section608/section-608-technician-certification-programs


GOVERNMENT REQUIRED TRAINING

Members required to attend MSC approved courses need to contact the CMES Academic Manager at (410) 822-9600.  He will assist with arranging the necessary training.