Alternate Location Training Information

ALTERNATE LOCATION TRAINING PROCEDURES

 

 

  • All Members wishing to attend training at an alternate location MUST be approved by the CMES Director PRIOR to attending the training.
  • Evidence of successful completion of the desired class must be submitted to CMES within 6 months of the completion of the course.

 

MEBA members applying for CMES online courses:

  • Please note that procedures for alternate location training and tuition reimbursement apply to online courses offered by CMES.
  • For CMES online courses only, the Request for Alternate Location Training Form is to be submitted after completion of the online course.  (For all other alternate location training, complete and submit the form for approval prior to training as directed.)

 

ELIGIBILITY

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.

 

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

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.

APPROVED COURSE TOPICS & MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT RATES

* 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
  $925

*Advanced Cargo Operations at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $3,996

  Advanced Fire Fighting
  $1,000

  Advanced Fire Fighting Refresherfor MSC or STCW
  $850

*Advanced Meteorology at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $1,985

  Advanced Oil and Chemical Tanker Operations
  $1,200

*Advanced Shiphandling at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $3,670

*Advanced Stability at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $1,985

*Advanced Watchkeeping at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $1,985

*ARPA at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $1,985

  Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization
 $1,200

  Basic Safety Training for STCW
  $1,500

  Basic Safety Training Refresher for MSC
  $1,000

  Basic Safety Training Revalidation
  $800

*Bridge Resource Management at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $3,695

  Chemical Biological Radiological Defense (CBRD) for MSC / MARAD
  $500

  Civilian Marine Engineering Officer (CMEO) for MSC / MARAD
  $500

  Damage Control for MSC / MARAD
  $500

  Drug Testing / Collections Training
  $500

*ECDIS at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $1,985

  Engine Room Resource Management - STCW
  $1,300

 GMDSS
  $1,860

  Helicopter Control Officer for MSC
  $1,945

  Helicopter Egress for MSC
  $200

  Helicopter Fire Fighting for MSC
  $1,240

*Leadership & Management - STCW
  $1,400

*Ships Management at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $1,985

  Leadership & Teamwork - STCW
  $500

  Lifeboatman
  $1,500

  MAXIMO
  $600

*Medical Care PIC at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $3,996

  Medical Care Provider
  $1,500

*MEECE - STCW
  $1,400

*Principles of Marine Power Plants at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $1,985

  Radar Recertification
  $275

  Refrigerant Recovery EPA Testing
  $150

*Ship Management - Safety Management at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $3,996

  Ship's Reactionary Force for MSC / MARAD
  $1,500

  Small Arms for MSC / MARAD
  $2,500

  Tankship Dangerous Liquids (DL)
  $1,500

  Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
  $300

  Vessel Security Officer
  $1,300

  Visual Communications (Flashing Light)
  $225

*Voyage Planning at MITAGS (room & board included)
  $1,985

   

APPROVED SCHOOLS

USCG APPROVED SCHOOLS

A listing of USCG approved schools and courses may be found on their website at:
http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/courses/.


GOVERNMENT REQUIRED TRAINING

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.

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