Working tirelessly to advance the interests of professional boat captains of America. The Professional Captains Association has the watch so you can stay focused on what you do best – running your vessel.
Depending on your membership level, you will receive free or discounted access to our online and live captain’s courses, along with professional development courses.
From access to legal advice and legal forms and contracts, we can facilitate in helping you find the resources and make the contacts to succeed as a Captain and as a small business owner on the water.
We have your back. Professional Captains are the unsung heroes of American commerce. We will be your voice so you can stay focused on staying safe!
A tool to track and report your sea time
Keeping track of sea time and then reporting it for licensing is one of captains’ biggest hassles. Your membership includes access to a portal that can help you log your hours. Once you’re ready to submit, we will be there to help ensure your paperwork is accurate, complete and professional.
What We Do For You
From the Jones Act to Workman’s Compensation, we will watch regulations for you, so you don’t have to.
Representation for USCG accident investigations and counsel referrals when needed.
Access to 24-7/365 access to maritime legal counsel to help you when you need legal advice and guidance.
The bigger your net, the more fish you catch. Network with other like-minded professional captains and employers through PCA events, and web-based communication tools.
Consulting sessions with captains who can offer career advice and provide the tips you need to succeed.
Added member services include discounts on
Financial Planning/ Budgeting
Our financial planning partners know the ins and outs of being a boat captain. We will work with you to plan your financial future.
Legal and Professional Services
Assistance with captains or crew contracts, delivery contracts, budget spreadsheets, resumes (infographic and traditional), passage plans, releases, and form and claim letters.
Pro members will also get a Professional Captains Association trucker hat or T-Shirt upon sign up but all members have access to purchase gear to show their PCA pride!
Need a website or social media promotion? We can help develop a site for you that puts you on the map.
HOW DO I JOIN?
All of the Standard Benefits PLUS:
Access to Online Captain’s Courses
MMC Application Review
Tier 1 Professional Development Courses
Choice of Free Trucker Hat or T-Shirt
24-7/365 access to Maritime Legal Counsel
Professional Development Mentorship Program
All the benefits of Premier Membership for You
Full Membership for 4 of your employees (option to buy more at $99/employee)
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