Professional Development

Seattle Maritime Academy offers high-quality, hands-on training to help professional mariners work towards upgrading or renewing licensing requirements, prepare for USCG assessments and learn the skills needed to advance their careers.

Skill Building for Credentialed Mariners

Gain at-sea simulation experiences to build skills in vessel handling, radar, ECDIS and engineering. Practice working with marine diesel engines and electrical, hydraulics and refrigeration systems.

Fishing Industry

Fishing Vessel Engineer License

The Seattle Maritime Academy offers a 3–module course designed for mariners to build the knowledge and skills required to qualify for a commercial fishing license. The modules will cover:

  • General Electrical and Refrigeration Systems
  • Marine Diesel Engines and Auxiliary Boilers
  • Safety–Emergency Equipment and Lifesaving Devices

The three 55–hour modules meet for two weeks, and allow you to complete the coursework while meeting employer commitments. You have the flexibility to begin with any module but must complete all three modules within a calendar year. You may take this United States Coast Guard–approved course in lieu of passing the U.S. Coast Guard exam licensing requirement.


EPA Refrigeration Technician exam – 7317 CSS 122

These exams will certify you for certification as an EPA–approved Refrigeration Technician for candidates seeking either Type I, Type II, Type III and/or Universal certification. Call the Seattle Maritime Academy to schedule an appointment.

Get the Training You Need

Contact us to learn more about our new simulation suite and to schedule a “needs assessment” for your organization.