Mariner Certification

Apply now for April 2020 class!   

Mariner Certification

 Now reviewing applicants for January class! Apply now for April 2020
Apply now for April 2020!

Mariner Certification

Apply Now For The Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy Boot Camp.
Accepting Applications for April 2020

Accepting Applications Now

Apply today for the April 2020 Boot Camp

The January Boot Camp Session still has a few spots available

There are still some spots available for students who are paying out-of-pocket or have other funding sources.  Unfortunately, all funding through local workforce agencies has been allocated for this session.  If you are still interested in joining the January program, please review our FAQs and email .

Earn Your Maritime Credentials Now

The Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy’s (MAMA) Maritime Boot Camp program is designed to produce fully credentialed and professionally trained mariners that are qualified to join any US Merchant Vessel at the entry level. Students will obtain their Transportation Worker’s Identification Card (TWIC), their US Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), and will be rated by Standards of Training and Certification for Watchkeepers (STCW-95). These credentials, basic skills training, career skills training specific to the industry, and an “on the job” training opportunity, produce a strongly competitive candidate for employment.

About The Program

The first month of training takes place in the classroom and at MAMA approved facilities. The second portion includes an on-the-job internship of up to 120 hours (average 40 hrs/ week over 3 weeks, but schedules depend on individual company operations). During classroom training, individuals are expected to successfully complete several courses. Classroom hours are typically 7:30am- 4pm, Monday- Friday.

Boot Camp Instructors. Engineering instructor Adrian Batchelor introduces Alexis Black and Avery Williams to hydraulic systems in the engineering lab.  Our instructors have decades of experience in the maritime field and training professional mariners at every level. (October 2017)

The Boot Camp offices are closed for the holidays. We will re-open for business on January 6th, and will respond to your inquiries at that time. Have a safe and joyful holiday season.

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