Welcome to our 40 hr able seaman course

Able Seaman

This U.S.C.G approved course satisfies the requirements for the following.

Candidates who successfully complete this course and presents our Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy the written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.405(a) for the Deck General and Navigation General, Deck Safety and Rules of the Road; the Practical Marlinspike Seamanship Demonstration  requirement of 46 CFR 12.405(c); the knowledge of pollution laws and regulations of 46 CFR 12.405(d); AND the written Lifeboat Limited  examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.409 for any endorsement as Able Seaman restricted to vessels without lifeboats.”

Before you dive into the course. We need to go over a couple of things to make your online experience a more pleasurable one.

You will need an internet connection to take this course. 

Please download and print all student guides and handouts.It is a great idea to have you student guide in front of you before starting the course.
 Dedicate at least 2 hours a day on this course. There is a lot of information and you may need to go back and study/re-read some of the topics.

Please watch this introduction video from your instructor, Capt. Jamie Shaffer

Course Information

Estimated Time: 40 Hours

Difficulty: Beginner

Course Instructor

Capt. Shaffer Capt. Shaffer Author

Online Able Seaman Course

1 month of access