This course provides training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential as Able Seaman.
Any applicant who has successfully completed our Able Seaman (CMTIVA-1) course within one year of application will satisfy:
The examination and Marlinespike Seamanship demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 12.405 for any Able Seaman endorsement.
This course does not satisfy any sea service requirements.
Examinations and demonstrations: There are two written examinations. One Rules of the Road and Navigation exam is 50 questions and requires 70% to pass. The second written examination covers Deck General and Safety and is 50 questions requiring a 70% pass rating. The knot demonstrations consists of (Demonstrate 4 mandatory knots (Bowline, Square knot, Sheet bend, Clove hitch), choose 6 other knots from course for a total of 10 knot demonstrations. Finally, student must complete a 3 strand eye splice within 15 minutes must be conducted on-site at CMTI. Please call to make an appointment when you are ready to test.
Students enrolled online, will have 90 days to complete the course material, schedule and complete their first exam attempt. All examinations must be completed within 90 days of their first attempt. When you register for a course at CMTI Online, you are responsible for the costs associated with registering for the course and transportation to the school for the written examination. If the enrollment process is completed and payment is processed, a refund will not be given. Please contact CMTI if you have ANY questions prior to enrollment in an online course.