WHAT'S NEW AT CMES?
The 2016 course schedule has been released.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ENROLLMENT OCCURS IN TWO PHASES:
Applications for Spring Semester or Fall Semester courses that are received by mail, fax, or email prior to the beginning registration date for the applicable semester will be disregarded with no notification to the applicant.
CMES has received approval from the USCG National Maritime Center to deliver an online course that satisfies the STCW Management-level training requirements for both Engine-room Resource Management (ERM) and Leadership and Management (L&M).
The two-week Maritime Resource Management On-line (OMRM) course schedule for 2016 is available on the 2016 Schedule of Online Courses.
The school recommends that members interested in taking MRM visit http://support.cutwater.org/curriculum/maritime-resource-management for more course information.
On March 24, 2015, the National Maritime Center released a notice concerning STCW gap-closing requirements. We have made it available for download here:
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT:
requirement is covered by Ship’s Management & Safety Management
If you have successfully passed CMES' Ship’s Management & Safety Management course within the last 5 years, you do not need take the Leadership & Management class. USCG approval information may be found here.
requirement is covered by Instrumentation (3 week) AND Marine Electric Propulsion
If you have successfully passed CMES' Instrumentation (3 week) AND Marine Electric Propulsion courses within the last 5 years, you do not need to take the new MEECE class. PLEASE NOTE: This only covers the CFR requirements. The assessments for the STCW requirements will need to be signed off on board ship. USCG approval information may be found here.
ENGINEROOM RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT:
requirements are covered by Upgrading Engineers Management Level
If you have successfully passed CMES' Upgrading Engineers Management Level course within the last 5 years, you do not need to take the Engineroom Resource Management OR Leadership & Management classes. USCG approval information may be found here.
The MEBA Merchant Marine Memorial Foundation has changed its mailing address. Please address all future correspondence, donations, and order forms to:
27050 St. Michaels Rd.
Easton, MD 21601
As a reminder to our students, there is a charge for meals for spouses, guests, and children. Please inquire at the Administration Office for current pricing.
Do you have questions about the requirements concerning the new STCW courses? Read our FAQ for more information.
CMES is currently running Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) as an evening course. The class is scheduled to run in selected weeks in 2015. (An up-to-date list of start dates is available on the VPDSD electronic registation form - more dates will be added based on continuing need for the class.)
Students interested in taking the VPDSD class, please submit your registration:
Electronic registration is preferred - however, you may submit a paper course application.
Tuition and room & board charges are to be paid in the school's Administration Office at the time of course attendance. Payment can be made by credit card or cashier's check made payable to CMES - personal checks are not accepted.