Neither credit for completion of any course nor any allowances will be given to a student until all loaned materials are returned and any monies owed the school have been paid in full.

Loaned materials include:

  • books and equipment used in the course
  • overdue equipment loaned to complete correspondence courses

Monies owed include but are not limited to:

  • examination fees
  • bookstore purchases
  • boat damage assessment
  • boat fuel
  • Room and board at the school will be furnished to any MEBA member while satisfactorily enrolled and attending a course.
  • There is no room fee for a member's spouse or registered guest  while staying in the same room with the member. However, there is a charge per day if an additional room is required.
  • Arrival time for a course is no earlier than noon Saturday before the course.
  • Departure time after a course is no later than 1500 on the day of course graduation. If an additional day is required, a per day rate will be charged to the member.
  • There is a charge for meals for spouses, guests, and children. Please inquire at the Administration Office for current pricing.


To enable CMES to maximize the utilization of our resources and fulfill the training needs of all students, it is very important that you notify us as soon as you know you will be unable to attend a class for which you are registered. To cancel your enrollment in a course, please phone, fax, or write to the school. You, your spouse, or another designated person can notify the school. To authenticate your cancellation, we will need to know the course(s) being cancelled.


We process thousands of applications during a single year. Our aim is always to provide the most efficient service possible to our students. Your adherence to our established registration policies contributes to our efficiency and is greatly appreciated.

Many students call the school to learn that a particular course is full and therefore do not forward an application. Please file an application for any course you desire to take. We cannot register you without an application. Any course that is two or more months away will almost always have cancellations. Nearly all classes contain 25-50% of people who were originally on a standby list.


To allow equal access, no more than four (4) course applications for classes may be submitted per semester.

  • Two of these applications will be registered for the selected course (space permitting), and the remaining two course applications will be placed on the standby list for the selected course.
  • When submitting several applications simultaneously, it is important for the member to specify each application's priority in the space provided on the application form.



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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