Now accepting applications for Boot Camp!

Information sessions and interviews will be conducted via Zoom meetings. Staff are often working remotely at this time, so we cannot accept walk-in visits, but will be happy to answer any e-mail inquiries regarding the boot camp and application process at

Boot Camp Requirements and Information

San Diego, CA


  • Payment & Outside Funding: You must provide means of payment before classes begin.*
  • Coast Guard Drug Test: All applicants for credentials must pass a DOT approved drug screen. Students using federal funds must pass this before being accepted into the class. Applicants may use Shelter Island Medical Group and bring the results to Maritime Institute. Cost of test will be reimbursed if accepted into the class.
  • Ability to swim or stay afloat for more than 1 minute: To pass the basic training portion of the class and receive STCW credential, student must be able to tread water or float with head above water for more than one minute as part of class.
  • Interview: Any student applying for competitive funding must complete interview with boot camp staff before being accepted into the program.
  • Citizenship/Right to Work: All applicants must have proof of citizenship or of right to work in United States.
  • US Coast Guard Physical: All applicants must be able to pass a US Coast Guard physical in to receive credentials. This step can be completed after you’ve been accepted unless there is a medical issue that should be assessed.

Payment Options: The Cost of the Course is $5,500.00

  • If you plan on paying your tuition yourself, you must be paid in full to begin class. You may reserve a spot in the class by paying a non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00. The remainder of the payment is due 10 business days before the beginning of the program.
  • You may be eligible for program funding through San Diego Career Workforce Council. Eligibility procedures and requirements vary depending on each workforce center, and does not guarantee acceptance. This program funds a limited number of students each year.
  • If you are out-of-state, you will want to check to see if your workforce board will approve a program accepted by the Virginia Workforce Agencies and whether they cover additional expenses such as transportation and housing.

Once applicants have determined their source of funding, they should let boot camp staff know, and proceed with next steps. Contact coordinators at with questions.

students Jasper Hill and Troy Meads during their internship with Intracoastal Marine, Inc. Jasper is currently employed by Intracoastal Marine (August 2016)

Students Jasper Hill and Troy Meads during their internship with Intracoastal Marine, Inc. Jasper is currently employed by Intracoastal Marine. (August 2016)

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