Originally Posted by HeatherW
Thank you for that information. I'm going to Chapman school of seamanship and I will receive a AB 100 ton certificaton. Then to my understanding thay I then have to pass the USCG exam? I'm I right so far?
Not sure what a AB 100 ton licence is. No matter what school you choose, in order to get a licence the requirements are all the same.
When I took my my captains class we had people that obviously had no experience or very little and they did very poorly and ultimatly droped out. In order to take the class, all you had to do is show up with the proper amount of money
. In order to get a licence you have to prove experience plus be able to pass the exam, physical, and background checks.
If I were hiring anyone to be on my crew, I would love it if they were all captains. At least I would know that they were smart enough to pass the test, and drug free for at least a month before they took the drug test.
On a different topic, I am wondering if rules could be changed if Marijuana becomes legal
. I realize it would have to be legal
in the USA and right now even though it may be legal in CO and soon other states, the US would have to also alow it to be legal.