Maritime License Training Company (MLT) is based in Jacksonville, Florida.  The school’s mission is to provide professional training and assistance to mariners who are new to the marine workforce, or upgrading their current licenses.

Founded in 1999, the school was established because the founders, who owned a marine salvage and towing company, had difficulty finding trained, qualified workers.  Frustrated with the available workforce, the founders decided to train new employees themselves.  When local tug companies discovered what the founders were doing, they asked for help training their employees as well, and eventually, the school was started as its own entity.


Maritime Courses Offered:

  • 1600 Ton Prep Course
  • Able Bodied Seaman (Any Grade)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Apprentice Mate of Towing Vessel
  • Basic Safety Training
  • Bridge Resource Management
  • Celestial Navigation/Navigation General
  • Commercial Assistance Tow
  • DDE Prep Course
  • Flashing Light
  • Master 100 Gross Ton
  • Medical Care Provider
  • Operator of an Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV)
  • Personal Survival Craft (Lifeboat)
  • Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED)
  • RADAR Observer (Unlimited)
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch (RFPNW)
  • Upgrade Master 100 GRT to Master 200 GRT

For details on these courses or to view the course schedule, please see the Course Schedules page of MLT’s website.

After you register for a course

Once you have been contacted to confirm your course registration, a MLT representative will send you instructions, a list of class materials, and the general course requirements.  If a textbook is required, you will be given the option to purchase it yourself or buy it directly from MLT.


Registration confirmation is made in the form of a non-refundable deposit.  The minimum deposit is 20% or $50.00, whichever is greater.  You must pay for your course in full at least 14 days before the course start date.

MLT provides 0% financing for any course over $1,000.00.  For a full list of prices, you may go to MLT’s Courses page.

Do you want to know more about the Marine Award Program?  Visit our home page for a detailed overview or call us directly at 855-783-2385.  For eligibility requirements, click here.