Covid-19 Update

Chesapeake Marine Training Institute is currently scheduling classes normally with safe physical distancing in mind. Please see our course schedule for upcoming courses. Please bring a face covering in order to comply with Executive Order 63 requiring workers and consumers in Virginia to wear face coverings in public indoor settings. A face covering includes anything that covers your nose and mouth, such as a mask, scarf, or bandana. Exemptions to these guidelines while at CMTI include while eating and drinking and anyone with a health condition that keeps them from wearing a face covering. Chesapeake Marine Training Institute is continuing to take all necessary precautions to sanitize our training facility multiple times a day.  At this time, we would ask that you please contact the administration office by phone or email to make an application or licensing appointment.

Many of our classes are able to be completed online.  For a complete listing of those courses please follow this link- Online Courses

If you would like to inquire if additional classes can be added, please contact us.

Job Fair and Open House

Mariner Job Fair


License Exam Preparations

CMTI offers USCG Deck License Exam Preparation for mariners at various levels of their careers.  Select from our Test Prep options. See our License Exam Preparations page for more information.

Unit 1

License Prep

Unit 2

License Prep

Unit 3

License Prep

Unit 4

License Prep

Upcoming Courses

Your Source For Professional Maritime Education

See the full list of our courses on the  Classroom Courses page and our On-Line Courses page.

Able Seaman, May 10, 2021

Mon May 10, 2021






Auxiliary Sail, May 12, 2021

Wed May 12, 2021



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Chesapeake Marine Training Institute to Host Professional Mariner Job Fair and Open House November 1, 2018

Chesapeake Marine Training Institute will host a professional mariner job fair and open house November 1, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Hayes campus located at 3566 George Washington Memorial Highway. Among the mariners the companies are seeking include wheelhouse tug operators, engineers, and tankermen. Mariners of all license and credential levels […]


Ahoy! Start Your Career As A Mariner Aboard A Tugboat

Did you know there are no classes required to begin your career aboard a tugboat? That’s right! Most companies require you hold the basic merchant mariner credential along with your Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to step aboard a tug.