Sailing Endorsement for U.S. Coast Guard Licenses (Online)

Add a sailing endorsement to your merchant mariner license!

This course is for those seeking a U.S. Coast Guard Sailing Endorsement on their Merchant Mariner credential. There are three options for enrollment in this course.

1. If you are currently enrolled in a 100/200 ton class with Practical Navigator, ask your instructor for the access code. You will take the final exam during the classroom portion.

2. If you are seeking to test on your own at the Regional Exam Center, you may enroll in this course whenever you like. The Coast Guard will charge you a testing fee.

3. If you would like to take the final exam through Practical Navigator Training's extensive testing network, please contact the instructor at [email protected] There is an additional testing fee in this circumstance.

Your Instructor


Christopher D. Nolan is a former US Coast Guard cutterman. Chris has over 14 years of sea time, with 10 years in command. He holds a 1600-ton USCG merchant mariner license upon ocean routes, having served on the following vessels:

CGC ALEX HALEY (Kodiak, AK) - Deck Watch Officer

CGC DORADO (Crescent City, CA) - Commanding Officer

S/V KEALA AKALA (Honolulu, HI) - Master

CGC EAGLE (New London, CT) - Operations Officer & Navigator

CGC JEFFERSON ISLAND (Portland, ME) - Commanding Officer

S/V NAVIGATOR (Caribbean Sea) - Master

SS/V CORWITH CRAMER (Atlantic/Caribbean Sea) - Master

SS/V ROBERT C. SEAMANS (Pacific) - Master

S/V STAR OF INDIA (Pacific) - Master

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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