License Advancement Program (LAP)

Individual Course / Program
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Length 20 Days
Approval No Certification Required
Training Method Lecture, Discussion, Demonstration
Simulation None
Equipment None
Pre-requisite USCG Approval Letter to Test
Individual Course No
Part of Program No

Course Description

This 20-Day course offered at MITAGS provides a structured environment in order to prepare for USCG unlimited tonnage near coastal and oceans STCW 2010 chief mate / master license exams. The instructor led training is conducted in a spacious and well-equipped lab. The success rate for passing the Coast Guard Exams, on the first sitting, is well over 90%. It is highly recommend that attendees have taken most, if not all, of the chief mate/master courses.  Although the course is 20 days in length, there is an additional testing week.  The test week is included in the registration time period below.  Approved candidates can take the Coast Guard Exam at REC Baltimore, at their local REC, or at MITAGS if Coast Guard resources permit.  Instructors will be available during the testing week for those that are testing at REC Baltimore or at MITAGS.  If testing takes place at the end of the four weeks (during week five) at the REC Baltimore, MITAGS provides transportation to the REC and a box lunch each day.  The REC Baltimore can accommodate up to 12 candidates at any time but it is one a first come first serve basis.  Reserve your spot with them as early as possible, MITAGS is not responsible for reserving space at the REC.

Instructor assistance is available on many evenings. We encourage students to stay at the on-campus hotel to take full advantage of this service. Special rates are available for LAP students.

MITAGS will provide all books and publications needed for study, attendees may bring their personal copy if they prefer.

Prerequisites- CG-718B Applicartion submitted or USCg approval letter to test.

Suggested Courses/Skills- Completion of MITAGS-PMI Chief Mate/Master (CMM) training courses are highly recommended.


What you will learn

Course provides a complete review of terrestrial / celestial navigation, stability, and deck safety subjects. Frequent practice exams utilize actual Coast Guard questions. Specific subject areas include:


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