FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about online captain's school

Q: Does this replace the test at CG?

A: Yes..........take the online course and attend the single weekend, pass the test and a certificate will be issued in lieu of the CG test

Q: What else do I need to do to earn my license?

A: First pass the online and classroom course and then get my required paperwork together.

Q: What paperwork is required?

A: Application, sea service, physical, drug test and get a TWIC card and CPR/1st Aid card and a copy of my Completion Certificate.

Q: Suppose I get stuck on a subject what do I do?

A: Captain Pierucci (your online instructor) is available online at: CaptainDave@eCaptainsSchool.com

Q: Where do I find a course to do my classroom?

A: A list of classroom courses will be available online.

Q: How much time do I have to complete the course?

A: You have 6 months from the time you get your online supplies.

Q: What do I get in the mail to use online?

A: A study guide of all material , plotting gear and actual chart.

Q: What happens if I can't complete course?

A: If you run out of time you may restart the timer by re-registering (new fee) or your participating school will give you a substantial discount on a "classroom" course.

Is there a guarantee?

No, as not everyone should be a charter boat captain.

Q: Do I have to be steering toward a professional career?

A: NO......the course is aimed at the professional operator but all the material is required by a professional, the amateur will benefit with the knowledge and become a much safer, capable mariner!

Q: Where can I get my paperwork?

A: You can fill out and print all required paperwork at: CaptainsSchool.com

Q: How much sea time do I need?

A: 360 8 hour days of operating a vessel of 16' or more.

Q: How big a vessel counts?

A: Not over 300 tons

Q: Who can do my physical?

A: We suggest you use a member of American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO.COM)