Florida Maritime Training Academy in Ft. Pierce, Florida can teach you the skills you need to succeed in the Commercial Boating Industry.

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Florida Maritime Training

Learn From Industry Professionals

Florida Commercial Boating Courses

Get the Certifications Employers Want

Cruise Ship Jobs

Earn High Pay Working Jobs You Will Love

Commercial Fisherman Classes

Work Variety, Global Travel and Time Off

About the Academy

Florida Maritime Training Academy is a practical, premier training facility for anyone seeking a career in commercial boating. Based in the Historic Port of Fort Pierce, FL, we offer courses for entry level Deck Hands to experienced Masters, Captains and Chief Engineers. Our school provides the most efficient and cost-effective training possible. Our instructors have decades of hands-on expereince and take pride in sharing their knowledge.

Follow your dream of becoming a Commercial Fisherman, Coast Guard Officer or Professional Sailor today! We'd love to see you in sunny South Florida.

  Our Maritime Training Courses


Basic Safety Training
Required by STCW 95 for all mariners, in four modules, a 5-day course.  No prerequisites, but course is physically strenuous, and one must be physically fit and capable of moderate swimming/treading water.

  • Potential Maritime Jobs: entry level merchant marines, commercial deckhand, offshore deckhand, drill ships, semi submersible, jack-up rigs

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Crisis Management
This course is for mariners designated to assist in emergency situations on passenger vessels. Students learn to assist passengers, control passenger responses, and establish and maintain effective communications.

  • Potential Maritime Jobs: cruise liners, hotel staff, day cruises, casino vessel staff, marine crew passenger vessels.

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OUPV (6 Pack)

This is the first license offered by the USCG and allows the mariner to carry up to 6 passengers for hire on any vessel under 100t.

  • Potential Maritime Jobs: charter boat captain, head boat captain

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This course covers the information necessary to satisfy Department of Transportation 49 CFR 172 and satisfies the three-year recurrent training requirement under Subpart H172.704.

  • Potential Maritime Jobs: stevedore, dock worker, ship yard

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100 Ton Master

Removes the restriction on the number of passengers and scope of work on OUPV license. Allows mariner to operate any vessel under 100t (Near Coastal)

  • Potential Maritime Jobs: tug boat captain, fishing boat captain, commercial dive boat captain

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Able Bodied Seaman

This 5-day course is designed for mariners at the entry-level position. It provides the trainee the knowledge, understanding and proficiency to work safely and efficiently aboard today’s merchant vessels. Proficiency is demonstrated by actually tying various knots, bends, hitches and splices.

This course satisfies the following STCW95 and CFR training requirements

Deck & Navigation General / Deck Safety and Deck General & Safety / Rules of the Road exam modules for any Able Seaman endorsement / 46 CFR 12.05-9 for any Able Seaman endorsement.

  • Potential Maritime Jobs: able seaman OSV, limited, or unlimited

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Student Testimonials

“Great training and great location. I would recommend to my friends.”

“Great class. Good time and very educational. Everyone who works in the field should take this (Crisis Management & Human Behaviors) class."

"Excellent instruction. I learned a lot and feel better prepared to go to sea."

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