Able Seaman Online

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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 40 hour Able Seaman course will satisfy the:

a) written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.401(c)(5) and 46 CFR 12.405 for the “Deck & Navigation General / Deck Safety” and “Deck General & Safety / Rules of the Road” exam modules for any Able Seaman endorsement; AND

Rules of the Road 50 questions 70% passing score
Deck General / Deck Safety / Environmental Protection 50 questions 70% passing score

b) practical knowledge of principle knots, bends, splices, and hitches in common use by passing the demonstration portion as required of 46 CFR 12.405 for any Able Seaman endorsement.

Demonstrate 4 mandatory knots (Bowline, Square knot, Sheet bend, Clove hitch), choose 6 other knots from course for a total of 10 knot demonstrations. Complete 3 strand eye splice within 15 minutes.

Examinations and demonstrations must be conducted on-site at CMTI. Please call to make an appointment when you are ready to test.


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.


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