Dedication Ceremony



October 19, 2005

Dedicated to the brave men and women who answered
the call to serve in the United States Merchant Marine.

They have faithfully served our country in times of war and peace, hauling cargo to every corner of the world.

"Give us the goods, and we'll deliver."




CMES affords equal access for all students to online courses once eligibility requirements have been met. 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.

All questions pertaining to CMES online classes or admissions procedures for online classes should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Find a Prometric Testing Center

All students taking CMES online courses are required to take the final exam at a Prometric Testing Center located within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands.

In order to fulfill the USCG requirements for student verification and validation, CMES has chosen Prometric to handle our testing needs. Upon completion of their online course, students will receive detailed instructions on how to register with their local Prometric Testing Center to take the final exam.

  • Testing MUST be scheduled and completed no later than 30 days from the date that CMES contacts the student with authorization to test at Prometric.
  • The course certificate will be mailed to the student within 10 business days of successful completion of the final exam at Prometric, to the student's address of record at the time of course registration.   



Admission Procedures for Online Courses

The Admissions Procedures for Online Courses page provides details on:

  • Payment terms and pricing
  • Cancellations and refunds
  • Course application processing
  • Penalties


Application for Online Courses



About the CMES Learning Management System

The CMES Learning Management System (LMS), the first true distance learning system to be approved for training mariners, is a virtual learning environment, which is a suite of functionalities that deliver, track, report on, and manage the learning content, trainee progress, and trainee interactions with the course and instructor. The LMS provides the instructor with the method to deliver course content, monitor student participation, and assess performance.

CMES' LMS embraces four important aspects of distance learning, which had to be addressed to satisfy the USCG: technical delivery standards conformance, privacy, uniform quality of training, and sustainability. The LMS also satisfies industrial and government standards for delivery methods and course content, transfer, and storage standards: SCORM 2004 (Shared Content Object Reference Model); AICC (Aviation Industry CBT Committee); MIS GLS (Industrial Management System Global Learning Consortium); and ARIADNE (Foundation for Knowledge Pool).