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MSC CMEO TRAINING PORTAL

MEBA Members needing CMEO training can access MSC’s training portal here. Through their website, Members will be able to see MSC’s training schedule and register for the class they need.

PLEASE NOTE:  Members must register for this class themselves, CMES is not able to do it for them.
  

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CMES?

 

MEBA MATES ALTERNATE LOCATION TRAINING AMENDMENT

The Trustees of the MEBA Training Plan amended the Plan’s Rules & Regulations at the June 15, 2023 meeting. MEBA mates who meet eligibility requirements are now allowed to attend a course at any accredited school for licenses that they could currently take at MITAGS and be reimbursed for tuition, lodging and meals, provided that the total cost, including lodging and meals, does not exceed the cost to attend an equivalent course at MITAGS. Receipts must be provided for tuition, lodging, and meals.
 

  • Please read the complete Amendment No. 23-1, which can be found here or on the MEBA Benefit Plans website, for full details.
     
  • Information on courses and reimbursements available for alternate location training is available on our Alternate Location Training Information page, under Approved Course Topics & Maximum Reimbursement Rates.
     

Amendment No. 23-1

Alternate Location Training Information

2024 COURSE SCHEDULE

View the 2024 Course Schedule
  

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENROLLMENT OCCURS IN TWO PHASES:

  • Applications for 2024 Spring Semester courses (held January 1 - June 30) will be accepted no earlier than NOVEMBER 1, 2023.
  • Applications for 2024 Fall Semester courses (held July 1 - December 31) will be accepted no earlier than MAY 1, 2024.

Applications for Spring Semester or Fall Semester courses that are received by mail, fax, or email prior to the beginning registration date for the applicable semester will be disregarded with no notification to the applicant.

 

  • Course application forms can be obtained at MEBA Union Halls, the CMES website, or by calling the school at (410) 822-9600.
  • The Spring Semester and Fall Semester electronic applications will be made available on the beginning registration dates for the respective semesters.
  • A separate application must be submitted for each course a student wishes to take.

   

SECURITY WATCHSTANDER ADVANCED ADDED TO EXISTING SMALL ARMS CLASSES

Security Watchstander Advanced will now be included with the Small Arms classes.  

Security Watchstander Advanced will be optional.  SWA will be taught on Friday and students taking this part should expect to be in class all day.

2024 class dates are:

  • Small Arms: March 4 - March 7
    Security Watchstander Advanced: March 8
     
  • Small Arms: May 6 - May 9
    Security Watchstander Advanced: May 10
     
  • Small Arms: September 9 - September 12
    Security Watchstander Advanced: September 13

 
Security Watchstander Basic will be offered in the evenings of the Small Arms class for those members that require it.  A signup sheet will be available on the first day of class.

3-DAY SHIPS REACTION FORCE CLASSES

PREREQUISITE: Students are required to have a current Small Arms certificate to be eligible to attend this course.  Any student who arrives to this course without a current Small Arms certificate will be dropped from the class.

The 3-day Ships Reaction Force class will now be offered immediately following the existing Small Arms classes.

2024 dates are:

  • May 13 - May 15
  • September 16 - September 18

Students should expect to be in class all day on Wednesday.

 
Applications may be sent via the CMES website, fax (410) 822-7220, or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NO PETS POLICY

Pets are not allowed at any time.  Considerations of liability, allergies, and damage require this policy to be strictly enforced.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are permitted.  Documentation is required, and the school must be notified prior to arrival.

 

MEMBER MAILING ADDRESS UPDATES

If your mailing address has changed, please remember to update your address with the school, MEBA Benefit Plans, AND MEBA Headquarters.  Unfortunately, our databases are not connected and each group needs to be notified separately.

 

BST REFRESHER VS. REVALIDATION

  • The BST Refresher course is required for mariners renewing their license that do not have 1 year of sea time in the last 5 years.
  • Mariners that do have the required sea time should take the BST Revalidation course.