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

Fall 2017 Schedule begins Sept 4
Except for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays the school is
open seven days a week for your convenience.
  • Closed for Thanksgiving: Nov 23 - 26, 2017
  • Closed for Christmas: Dec 25 - 31, 2017

Winter 2018 Schedule is now posted
Classes begin New Years Day 2018 and run 7 days a week.
  • Closed for Spring Break: March 26 - April 1, 2018
  • Closed for the 4th of July: June 25 - July 8, 2018

Combined Radar Observer (Unlimited) & ARPA Class
This one 7-day class will satisfy both the National and STCW
requirements for an endorsement as:
Radar Observer Unlimited AND Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)

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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.

Phone: (503) 841-6066

Email Questions to:

Class & Scheduling: info@columbiapacificmaritime.com

Radar, ARPA, AB: john@columbiapacificmaritime.com

OUPV, Master, Mate: dennis@columbiapacificmaritime.com

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

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