Note: It shall be the policy of this school that all students provide appropriate photo identification upon enrollment.
The course is open primarily to entry-level mariners and preferably should be given before they take up employment in sea going vessels. There are no educational requirements. The mariner must be in good health. The student should have the agility, strength, and flexibility to maintain balance on a moving deck, rapidly don an exposure suit, handle physical labor, climb vertical ladders, and handle moderate weights (from 30 to 60 pounds). Pursuant to National Maritime Center Policy Letter 11-02, appropriate photo identification is required for enrollment into a USCG-approved course.