License Preparation

  • Length15 Days
  • Pre-requisiteNone

Course Description

This two week program offered at PMI is designed to thoroughly prepare students to sit for their Mate 500, 1600 and Third Mate Unlimited License, and is designed to complement the entire previous program of study. Week one is an instructor led review of exam subjects.  Week two is a self-study week, with an instructor on site to answer questions and assist with preparation.

Our license prep instructors are also our STCW Program instructors, so they know exactly what subjects students typically need more help with. In addition to helping the student prepare for all of the exam modules, PMI Instructors help each student prepare for the exam environment by providing tips on taking USCG exams, reviewing USCG Exam Room protocol, and how to most effectively use the materials provided in the exam room.

What You Will Learn

  • Review of Rules of the Road
  • Review of Latitude by Meridian Transit
  • Review of Fire Fighting
  • Review of Compass Error, Azimuths
  • Review of Running Fix of Sun, Magnetism
  • Review of Plane Sailing,Speed by RPM
  • Review of Maritime law
  • Review of Mercator Sailing,Aids to Navigation
  • Review of Great Circle Sailing,Lat by Polaris
  • Review of Stability, Ship Handling
  • Review of Cargo handling
  • Review of Chart Plot,Sunset/ Sunrise
  • Review of Tides Currents, Weather
  • Review of Pubs, Documents
  • Review of Deck Safety
  • Practice test/ Test Taking Skills

What You Should Bring

  • Set of dividers
  • Navigational triangles
  • Non-programmable scientific calculator. (TI-30xa or similar)
  • It is recommened attendees have a personal set of Murphy Study books ( This can be purchased on site at the Shipstore,
  • It is recommended attendees have Capn Joe’s list of Stability solutions

Available Dates - BALTIMORE

No available course sessions at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Available Dates - SEATTLE

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Questions? Contact a School Advisor.