Online Courses

online captains license classes

Need your Captains License? Current class dates and/or locations don't meet your needs?

Online Captain Classes may just be the answer.

Explorers Guide online course selection includes many of the same courses that are offered in the classroom. This is particularly helpful to independent learners or those for which commuting to class is a concern. In addition, our online Captain classes are acccessable with any browser from any device - PC, tablet, or Smartphone. No proprietary software, and courseware is mobile-friendly. 


Our courses use html5 presentations with embedded or separate videos to help visualize the topic. Practice exercises help illustrate key learning points. All our classes are designed to enhance your on-the job experiences and improve your job performance.


Need help? We're only an email or call away. Course exams are individually scheduled throughout the year at a time and location that fits in with student schedules. No waiting for a scheduled exam date that may not meet your needs. Active-duty military members can take their final exam with their superior officer or Educational Services Officer.


Are online classes right for you? The only person who can answer that question is YOU. Online classes are NOT for everyone. That is the simple truth. While 90% of our students complete our courses, it is important you do a realistic self-assessment to make sure it is right for you.


Are you self-motivated and self-disciplined? With the freedom and flexibility of the online environment comes responsibility. The online process takes a real commitment and discipline to meet course requirements and deadlines. There is not a teacher checking on your progress and prodding you along.


Can you dedicate time to the class? Online courses do not take less time than an equivalent on-campus course; they take more study time. It is easy to put it off without a set schedule, then feel overwhelmed when the work starts piling up. It is important to establish a study routine and stay with it. Pacing yourself will be the key to success.


Still not sure if online is right for you? Take this short quiz to find out.

Do a Self Analysis of Your Learning Skill.


Proctored Final Exams  Explorers Guide Maritime Academy has USCG-Approved Proctored Exam Sites all over the United States. The list is constantly being updated, and we try to find exam sites within a three-hour radius of our students. Call Brenda at 920-733-5500 to see if there is a location near you.


 Capt. Gary