WHAT'S NEW?

WHAT'S NEW AT CMES?

 

QUALIFIED ASSESSOR ONLINE

Qualified Assessor Online

November 3 – November 10, 2017
December 8 - 15, 2017

CMES is pleased to announce its new USCG approved Qualified Assessor Online course. Additional course offerings will be announced soon.

This course includes a live practical assessment. Proper hardware and software on the student’s computer is required. Additional information pertaining to the course and system requirements, along with an electronic application form, may be found on the website - http://support.cutwater.org/curriculum/qualified-assessor. The ONLY way to apply for an online course is using this form. Faxed and/or mailed application forms will not be accepted. All inquiries should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

These courses are being made available to both the MEBA membership as well as commercial customers. As such, everyone will be required to pay for the class(es) prior to admission. Upon successful completion of the class(es), eligible MEBA Members will be reimbursed just as if they had taken a course at an approved alternate location. The same reimbursement procedures apply and the Application for Reimbursement form should be completed and submitted as usual.

Applications for online courses do not count against the yearly maximum number of classes you are eligible to take physically at CMES.

2018 COURSE SCHEDULE

View the 2018 Course Schedule
  

View the 2018 Schedule of Online Courses
 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENROLLMENT OCCURS IN TWO PHASES:

  • Applications for 2018 Spring Semester courses (held January 1 - June 30) will be accepted no earlier than NOVEMBER 1, 2017.
  • Applications for 2018 Fall Semester courses (held July 1 - December 31) will be accepted no earlier than MAY 1, 2018.

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.

 

  • Course application forms can be obtained at MEBA Union Halls, the CMES website, or by calling the school at (410) 822-9600.
  • The Spring Semester and Fall Semester electronic applications will be made available on the beginning registration dates for the respective semesters.
  • A separate application must be submitted for each course a student wishes to take.

   

USCG REVISIONS TO NVICs 10-14 AND 17-14

The USCG has issued revisions to NVIC 10-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on Vessels of 3,000 GT or More (Management Level) and NVIC 17-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsement as Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch in a Manned Engineroom or Designated Duty Engineer in a Periodically Unmanned Engineroom on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 KW/1,000 HP Propulsion Power or More (Operational Level). Changes have been highlighted in the documents linked below.
 

NVIC 10-14, CH1

NVIC 17-14, CH1

 

BST REFRESHER VS. REVALIDATION

  • The BST Refresher course is required for mariners renewing their license that do not have 1 year of sea time in the last 5 years.
  • Mariners that do have the required sea time should take the BST Revalidation course.

 

INFORMATION REQUESTED: MMD / STCW ENDORSEMENT EXPIRATION DATE(S)

Due to the regulatory training required for BST Refresher and BST Revalidation courses, CMES is requesting every MEBA member submit to the school the expiration date for their Merchant Mariners’ Document. If your STCW Endorsement expiration is different, please include that information as well.

This information will allow us to better determine how many BST Refresher and/or BST Revalidation courses need to be added to the schedule by seeing how many members need to renew their credentials in a given year.

Please either send an email with your information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , OR use the MMD / STCW Endorsement Expiration Date form to submit this information to us online.

MMD / STCW Endorsement Expiration Date Form

  

DOWNLOAD THE CMES MOBILE APP

CMES now has a mobile app, which provides easy access to:

  • information on our curriculum
  • our class schedules and registration for on campus and online classes
  • additional information about our programs and our facility

 
The app is available for Android and iOS - download to receive notifications on our latest news and announcements.

Questions?  Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 

   Get it on Google Play

 

RADAR OBSERVER RECERTIFICATION AND VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS (FLASHING LIGHT) TESTING THROUGH CMES

CMES currently offers two options for taking the Radar or Visual Comms tests:

  • Tests may be taken at CMES during any scheduled deck course when we have a certified instructor available to proctor the exams. Students will need to schedule an appointment with the instructor for a mutually agreeable day and time for the testing.
  • Tests may also be taken through the CMES online training. Study and practice materials are available online but the student will need to take the exam at a Prometric Testing Center. Additional information on this option may be found on the school’s website - http://www.mebaschool.org/online-courses.

  

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