New Location
All classes are being conducted at our new facilities located at:
  • 10580 SE Washington Street
  • Portland, OR 97216

Radar Renewal
The one-day Radar Renewal class is scheduled 7-days a week
depending on the availability of the instructor and simulators. Please
call for scheduling options

Winter Term Schedule 2018 is Published
Classes begin January 1, 2018. January through March is our busy
time, so schedule early to make sure you get the class you want with
the schedule that works best for you.

Notice of Price Increase
The price of all classes will increase $50 on January 1, 2018. We will
honor the 2017 prices for all classes paid for in full prior to that date.

New Informational Brochures
Checkout our informational brochures for the following credentials:

Who we are and what we do...
    We are a family of professional mariners that provide
    US Coast Guard approved classes for professional
    mariner deck credentials, AKA Merchant Mariner
    Credential (MMC), deck endorsements in Portland, OR.

  • The school is open seven-days a week for the convenience of the
    mariners that we serve because you work seven-days a week too.

Class Menu (Printable Class Menu with prices >>)

Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) for fishing
guides and other small vessel operators carrying six (6) or fewer
passengers (AKA 6-pack license).

Master 100 and 200 ton (includes 25 and 50 tons, and Mate) for
charter boat captains carrying more than six (6) passengers, crew and
work boat captains, captains of oil spill response vessels, and
research vessels.

License Prep is for mariners seeking deck officer endorsements
greater than 200 GRT (500 GT) that require examination at a USCG
Regional Exam Center (REC).

Able Seaman (AB) for mariners working as deck crew on seagoing
vessels greater than 100 GRT.

Radar classes include Radar Observer Unlimited, Radar
Recertification (Radar Renewal), and Automatic Radar Plotting Aids
(ARPA). All radar class meet the STCW requirements for OICNW on
vessels greater than 500 GT.

Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels is the first step to
becoming a tugboat captain.

Master / Mate of Fishing Vessels is a captain's license for fishing
industry vessels from 200 GRT to 5,000 GRT.

Endorsement classes adding an endorsement to an existing captain
license; including Auxiliary Sail, Commercial Assistance Towing,
Apprentice Mate, or Master / Mate of Fishing.

Upgrade classes increase the authority of an existing captain license;
including Inland to Near Coastal, Near Coastal to Oceans; OR OUPV
to Master, Master 100 to 200 GRT.

Professional Credentials

Professional credentials for mariners are issued by the US Coast
Guard as Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements. With some
exceptions, crew working on seagoing vessels greater than 100 GRT;
and anyone who operates a vessel of any size carrying cargo or
passengers for hire must hold a valid USCG issued MMC
endorsement appropriate for the vessel and route they are on and the
position they hold.

How to get your Professional Credentials

  1. Tap the MENU button at the top of the page to access the site
    map and research the different MMC endorsements to determine
    the endorsement that you need and the professional requirements
    for that endorsement.
  2. Go to the Application Help page to learn about the MMC
    application process and download the Coast Guard forms;
    complete the application process and deliver the application
    package to a Coast Guard Regional Exam Center (REC).
  3. Give Pat a call at (503) 841-6066 to schedule the class you need.

If you need assistance at any point along the way please feel free to
email or call us, we are here to help.
Columbia Pacific Maritime INC
10580 SE Washington Street - Portland, OR 97216

We are located just east of the 205 Mall off Interstate 205 on SE
Washington Street.

For more information or Email Questions to:

Class & Scheduling:

Radar, ARPA, AB:

OUPV, Master, Mate:

Please call or email any questions, we are here to help.

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