MITAGS: Experience. Expertise. Excellence.

The Leaders in Maritime Training and Simulation™

MITAGS is a non-profit vocational training center for individuals seeking to enter the maritime profession and for professional mariners seeking to advance their careers.

We focus on providing the highest quality training using effective technologies and teaching techniques so that our students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s merchant marine.


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Latest News

Extension of Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements, Medical Certificates and Course Approvals

The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 to provide guidance concerning mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals, and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19).

MITAGS now offers LIVE remote viewing of Operational Research simulation projects

MITAGS now offers Operational Research customers the ability to link in and view live stream feeds of their projects in action. Customers and principals who lack the time or ability to travel can now observe, comment and interact in real time with their colleagues and MITAGS staff on-site Baltimore or Seattle.

NMC: Regional Examination Center Closure Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Regional Examination Centers (RECs) and Monitoring Units (MUs) closed to the public on March 19, 2020. The National Maritime Center (NMC) plans to issue a re-opening schedule once ongoing work to ensure a safe testing environment is complete.

How to Become a Chief Mate

Have you ever considered a life at sea on a merchant ship? Maybe you are familiar with the merchant marines and are interested in the different career paths. Or perhaps you are attending a maritime academy and are interested in learning more about the officer roles...