What's New?

COVID-19 TESTING RECOMMENDED FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

While the Governor of the State of Maryland has cancelled the emergency order making COVID testing mandatory for everyone coming into the state, due to continuing safety concerns, CMES is recommending that all students have a negative COVID test prior to arrival.
  

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CMES?

 

LOW FLASHPOINT FUEL OPERATIONS COURSES AT USMRC

The trustees have approved both the Basic and Advanced versions of "LNG as Fuel Training" at United States Maritime Resource Center's (USMRC) Port Canaveral, Florida location as an Alternate Location Training course. Like other off-campus courses, these are subject to the eligibility requirements in Section 1 of the MEBA Training Plan Rules and Regulations.

The 3-day Basic course, which includes one day firefighting, and the 2-day Advanced course named Low Flashpoint Fuel Operations, combined account for five days of required training to seek employment onboard the new Pasha / Sunrise LNG fueled vessels.

Eligibility requirements and the application form for Alternate Location Training may be found on the school's website at https://www.mebaschool.org/admissions/meba-students-admissions-procedures/alternate-location-training-information.

 

STCW ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICER ENDORSEMENT

Guidance is available on how to apply for an STCW Endorsement as Electro-Technical Officer 750kW-1,000 HP or More.

STCW Electro-Technical Officer Endorsement

 

USCG COVID-19 UPDATE, 12/22/2020: MARINER CREDENTIALS - EXTENSION OF MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL ENDORSEMENTS, MEDICAL CERTIFICATES AND COURSE APPROVALS
MEMBER MAILING ADDRESS UPDATES

If your mailing address has changed, please remember to update your address with the school, MEBA Benefit Plans, AND MEBA Headquarters.  Unfortunately, our databases are not connected and each group needs to be notified separately.

 

2021 COURSE SCHEDULE

View the 2021 Course Schedule
  

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENROLLMENT OCCURS IN TWO PHASES:

  • Applications for 2021 Spring Semester courses (held January 1 - June 30) will be accepted no earlier than DECEMBER 1, 2020.
  • Applications for 2021 Fall Semester courses (held July 1 - December 31) will be accepted no earlier than MAY 1, 2021.

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.

Due to COVID-19 guests are NOT allowed on campus.

 

  • 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.

   

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.