A listing of USCG approved schools and courses may be found on their website at:


A listing of programs approved to provide the EPA Section 608 technician certification test may be found on their website at:


Members required to attend MSC approved courses need to contact the CMES Academic Manager at (410) 822-9600.  He will assist with arranging the necessary training.

* Part of Upgrading to Chief Mate/Captain courses. (Reimbursement for courses taken at any other USCG approved school will be for tuition only.)


  ABS SafeNet

*Advanced Cargo Operations at MITAGS (room & board included)

  Advanced Fire Fighting

  Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher for MSC or STCW

  Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation

*Advanced Meteorology at MITAGS (room & board included)

  Advanced Oil and Chemical Tanker Operations

*Advanced Shiphandling at MITAGS (room & board included)

*Advanced Stability at MITAGS (room & board included)

*Advanced Watchkeeping at MITAGS (room & board included)

*ARPA at MITAGS (room & board included)

  Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization

  Basic Safety Training for STCW

  Basic Safety Training Refresher for MSC

  Basic Safety Training Revalidation

*Bridge Resource Management at MITAGS (room & board included)

  Chemical Biological Radiological Defense (CBRD) for MSC / MARAD

  Civilian Marine Engineering Officer (CMEO) for MSC / MARAD

  Crisis Management and Human Behavior

  Crowd Management

  Damage Control for MSC / MARAD

  Drug Testing / Collections Training

*ECDIS at MITAGS (room & board included)

  Engine Room Resource Management - STCW


  Helicopter Control Officer for MSC

  Helicopter Egress for MSC

  Helicopter Fire Fighting for MSC

*Leadership & Management - STCW

*Ships Management at MITAGS (room & board included)

  Leadership & Teamwork - STCW



*Medical Care PIC at MITAGS (room & board included)

  Medical Care Provider


*Principles of Marine Power Plants at MITAGS (room & board included)

  Proficiency in Survival Craft
  (to be determined)

  Qualified Assessor

  Radar Recertification

  Refrigerant Recovery EPA Testing

  Search & Rescue

*Ship Management - Safety Management at MITAGS (room & board included)

  Ship's Reactionary Force for MSC / MARAD

  Small Arms for MSC / MARAD

  Tankship Dangerous Liquids (DL)

  Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

  Vessel Security Officer

  Visual Communications (Flashing Light)

*Voyage Planning at MITAGS (room & board included)


Subject to the provisions set forth in the MEBA Training Plan Rules & Regulations, an officer shall become eligible for reimbursement of tuition fees for upgrading his/her license or for additional training at a commercial school, provided the officer:

  1. Has not retired; and
  2. Is a member in good standing in District No. 1-PCD, MEBA; and
  3. (1) has 30 days on the payroll of one or more Employers who contributed to the MEBA Training Plan within a period of twelve consecutive months preceding either the date on which the officer commences the upgrading or training course; or
    (2) is an employee of District No. 1-PCD, MEBA or has 30 days on the payroll of District No. 1-PCD, MEBA within a period of twelve consecutive months preceding either (i) the date on which the officer commences attendance at the School or (ii) the date the officer applies to the School to attend training courses.

Please contact the school if you have questions about the following eligibility requirements:

  • Government vessel training rules for eligible members, or
  • Special training eligibility for non-eligible members and applicants pertaining to government vessel service, or
  • Special training eligibility for non-eligible members and applicants pertaining to occupational credentials.

In the event a participant does not meet these requirements, he/she will be notified by the School Registrar.  At that time he/she can contact CMES to determine other options that may be available.

An officer may become eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,200 per year for tuition costs at approved schools for courses which the Director determines are STCW related.


Send the completed Request for Alternate Location Training form, along with a copy of your current dues receipt and latest discharge, to the school by mail, fax, or personal delivery before attending the desired class.  All information MUST be supplied or the application will be returned without approval.

Upon successful completion of the desired class, a copy of the Certificate of Completion and a copy of the tuition receipt issued must be submitted to CMES within 6 months of the completion of the course.  Failure to do so will prohibit your ability to receive reimbursement of tuition paid by you.

The School Registrar will notify you regarding the approval or disapproval of your application.

The Member should notify CMES if they are unable to attend or were unsuccessful in passing the required course.


The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School is a private maritime educational facility for training members of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, as well as all maritime and related industry professionals.


To provide each of today's professional marine engineers, deck officers, and related industry professionals with internationally recognized, state of the art training and experience that enhances the safety, reliability, and profitability of their vessels and equipment, while preserving and protecting the natural environment.

The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. CMES is  committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all MEBA members, our staff, volunteers, sub-contractors, vendors, and customers.

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