Welcome to Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy's online learning system!

All of our courses are open 24/7 for your use. This way you can take the course when you have time.

While you can progress through the course on your pace, I suggest allocating enough time each week for studies.  This way you do not get behind or need to relearn the materials.

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Any questions, please email us at staff@explorersguidellc.com

Best of luck!

Captain Gary Kulibert

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    Course Demo. This course provides an overview of the Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy online course format.

    Explore how the presentations are laid out, the formats used, and how the testing works. Then go online to www.explorersguidellc.com and register!

    An able seaman (AB) is an unlicensed member of the deck department of a merchant ship. An AB may work as a watchstander, a day worker, or a combination of these roles. This course meets the classroom training requirements. You will need to take the knot tying assessment and lifeboatman course.

    The course is divided into seven modules. While they can be completed in any order, all the presentation must be reviewed and exercises completed. Once the class is completed the final proctored exams can be completed.

    Best of luck

    Capt Gary Kulibert

    OUPV/Master Inland Great Lakes Renewal Course.  This course is approved by the National Maritime Center to satisfy sea service requirements of 360 days to get your Merchant Mariner Credential renewed. The course is eight hours long with a 55-question proctored exam required for the certificate.

    Course covers a broad overview of all the lessons taught in the original  OUPV or Masters class.

    This is Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy's online USCG-approved Train the Trainer Course for Maritime Instructors. Course is 40 hours in length - 26 hours of lecture with 20 hours of student project time.

    OUPV Inland, Great Lakes, and Near Coastal Online. Working towards your Captains license can be both a rewarding and challenging experience. As an educator and mariner, I understand the effort and dedication needed to successfully complete this course.  However, being a successful captain goes beyond just taking the course. It also is applying the knowledge gained, and your 360 days on the water experience, to provide a safe and enjoyable time for your clients.

    OUPV to Masters Upgrade. If you want to operate an inspected vessel, you need a masters license for that tonnage and route. This course provides a way to upgrade your existing OUPV license to a Master of Vessel 100 Tons.

    The exact tonnage of your upgraded license you would receive depends on your sea service - 25-Ton, 50-Ton, or 100-Ton.

    Navigational Rules of the Road. As in travel on roadways, waterways have a set of rules and regulations that must be followed. These navigation rules are part of international treaties and the Code of Federal Code  Regulation 33 CFR.

    While the Rules can be dificult for many to grasp, our course leads you through the Rules in a way that is easier to learn and remember.

    The Auxiliary Sail Endorsement is required for a Master who is in charge of a sailing vessel. The four-hour course covers Why Boats Fly, Commands, Parts of a Sailboat, Types of Sailing Vessels, and Rules of the Road for Sailing Vessels.

    Prerequisites: An existing Masters license or concurrent enrollment in either the Master 100 Ton or OUPV to Master Upgrade courses are required for this endorsement, as are 180 days of sailing experience. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of sailing.

    Assistance Towing Endorsement. This course is approved by the NMC for the Assistance Towing endorsement, and may be added to either an OUPV or Masters license. It is designed for boat captains who would like to tow a disabled vessel for a fee. Captains are required by the USCG to hold an Assistance Towing Endorsement on their Merchant Mariner Credential to be able to assist vessels that have run aground, are disabled, or have run out of fuel. Course is 4 hours in length and covers towing equipment and towing forces.

    Marine Radio Operator Permit course. This course teaches the basics of operating marine electronic devices such as VHF radio, Single Side Band Radio, EPIRB's, and more. At the end of the online course, students are required to take a proctored final exam to get the FCC- issued MROP.