I am a USCG Qualified Instructor and teach the 100 Ton Masters license for a training company.
There are 3 issues to think about when selecting a training program.
1. Training Format
There are basically three training formats
A. Online with an in person testing day.
Online training is very hard to stay motivated and complete the training.
B. Weekends classroom with a testing day at the end.
This training is spread out over a long time and on test day it is hard to remember all the material and pass the tests.
C. One Week straight with tests taken on the last day.
I think this is the best option because you retain the material.
2. Class size.
Some training classes
can be very large and it is hard to learn in these classes
3. Material Covered in the class.
Some training classes are just for the six pack license and then you take another class to upgrade to the 100 Ton Masters.
The you have to take another class for the towing endorsement.
And finally another class for the sailing endorsement.
Try to find a company that offers a single
class that covers all of the above.
The class that I conduct is
1. One week 8 hours a day with the tests on the final day
2. The class is limited to 12 people max.
3. One class covers the 100 Ton Masters, Towing and sailing endorsements.
Good luck and please do not
study before taking a class.
The hardest thing I have to do in my training classes to get people to unlearn wrong material.
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