States Maritime Academy was founded in 1987 by Captain Jeffrey Sanders
in Honolulu, Hawaii. Captain Sanders sailed throughout the islands preparing
hundreds of mariners with his unique style for their Coast Guard Captain's
License examinations. His students passing rate was extremely high by
national standards and his reputation grew.
1993 He sailed his vessel 'orpheus to Puget Sound and expanded
USMA to the Northwest and the Great Lakes.
1995 Captain Sanders was chosen to be amongst the first instructors
in the country to teach approved license training classes in lieu of
Coast Guard examination preparation. For the first time in maritime
history students could receive their Captain's License without sitting
for Coast Guard examinations. In 2002 he collaborated with Captain Roger
Slade to write four textbooks and a complete curriculum for OUPV and
Masters 100 Ton Coast Guard License training. These were approved in
the first round by the National Maritime Center, Dept. of Homeland Security
in 2003. U.S. Maritime Academy is presently assembling a core
of professionals to offer its unique style of License training throughout
the United States and to carry on the USMA philosophy.
where you are.
your boat afloat.
Maritime believes that your training for 100 Ton Licenses should be
the most thorough of all your maritime education endeavors. Therefore
we have made it our specialty. In many cases it will be your first (and
perhaps last) formal exposure to the nuts-and-bolts of the Coast Guard
Licensing requirements: Chart Plotting; Navigation General; Rules
of the Road and Deck General/Safety. No matter how far you go up the
licensing ladder, you will never embrace these subjects as completely
as you will for your 100 Ton License. This is where it all starts.
We believe complete comprehension of these areas paramount to
your success on the water.
philosophy reflects our commitment to students to learn this material
well. USMA does not believe in the "computer
cram approach". Our program is spread out over weeks rather than
days. We wrote our own textbooks and use established maritime publications
as references so that students will become familiar with literature
that will become part of their on-board library for the rest of their
lives. We are educators first and hope to instill in our students a
curiosity in their chosen field that will encourage them to continue
their maritime education and apply it on the water.
Maritime encourages you to obtain the highest level of license appropriate
to your experience. Therefore we have combined our training program
to include both the "Six Pack" and the Master licenses in
one package. One tuition, one class, both licenses.
USMA guides you through the
entire licensing process including the gathering and documenting of sea
time and Coast Guard application evaluation procedures.