STEPS TO GETTING STARTED

STEP 1: Determine which program is for you. Entry-Level Merchant Mariner, USCG Online Able Bodied Seaman Certificate Course, or the traditional sailing experience Two Weeks Before the Mast/Recreational Marlinspike by reviewing each program's requirements listed on our Online Courses Page.

 

STEP 2: If you have additional questions after reviewing the application requirements, introduce yourself through our Contact Us page and we will get back to you.

 

STEP 3: If you are ready to join an upcoming class fill out one of the following applications or learn more at the GHHS website. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STEP 4: Wait for a response from the Seafarer Collective team regarding your application. Once processed, we will reach out to discuss your application's standing and set up a potential interview. 

 

STEP 5: If accepted, begin your self-paced online course!

HOW MUCH IS IT?

ENTRY LEVEL MERCHANT MARINER

$500 for ONLINE ONLY

 

ONLINE ABLE SEAMAN CERTIFICATE

$650

RECREATIONAL MARLINSPIKE

$799

Each course comes with unique self-paced online curriculum, varying onboard crewing 

opportunities,

USCG endorsement support. 

WHAT ARE THE BASICS?

ENTRY LEVEL MERCHANT MARINER

  1. 18 + years old

  2. Have a doctor's approval to participate and can pass a drug test

  3. Have no criminal history that is a safety concern

  4. Access to a computer

ONLINE AB CERTIFICATE

  1. All Entry-Level Mariner Requirements 

  2. Documented Required Sea Time 

 

RECREATIONAL MARLINSPIKE

See Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Application Page for details HERE

CAN I GET FINANCIAL AID?

Payment installments and financial aid are available to eligible candidates. To be eligible for an Entry-Level Merchant Mariner Program scholarship, your 2019 income must be less than twice the federal poverty level(e.g. $24,280 for a single person)

We do not currently offer Financial Aid for our Recreational Marlinspike Course or Online AB Certificate. Crew Development Grants may be used for our Online AB Certificate if awarded.

Learn more about TSC Financial Aid HERE

PO Box 2019 

Aberdeen, WA 98520

hello@theseafarercollective.org 

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