Licensed Cadet Intern Program

This 2-week course is designed as a string of classes that meet the MSC requirements and standards set forth in COMSCINST 5530.3 (series) for personnel sailing on MSC vessels. It consists of 7 individual classes: Security Watchstander Basic (once in a lifetime), Security Watchstander Advanced (annual renewal), Small Arms Certification (annual renewal), Ships Reaction Forces (3-year renewal), CBRN (5-year renewal), Damage Control (5-year renewal), and Marine Environmental Programs (5-year renewal).


  • Students are expected to attend class on Saturday. Sunday is the only day you will have off.
  • Students should expect to be in class until mid-afternoon on the last Friday.
  • Members holding a “Not Fit For Duty” slip are not eligible to take this course.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Long pants, closed-toed shoes, and a hat with a brim (ex. baseball cap)

MSC Approval: MSC approval information for each of the individual courses may be found on the school’s website under Curriculum.