Pro Seminar Series

Each month, the Professional Captains Association will bring a topic of interest to take a deep dive into how we can make the industry, our waterways, and your career better.


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Captain Madison Olson was born in Key West, Florida to a family of adventurers who fostered in her a love for the ocean and a need for exploration. At 29 years old she has been sailing professionally for the last ten years on vessels ranging from 10 to 55 meters.  Olson spent her childhood on […]
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The National Maritime Center (NMC) tells us that a total of 7,882 MMC applications in 2021 were delayed due to deficiencies in the medical certificate. We share here the top medical reasons that MMC certificates are delayed. 
About half of the roughly 50,000 annual requests from mariners for Captains credentials are delayed at the National Maritime Center due to incomplete applications. How can you avoid the five most common reasons for delays?
Join the PCA on February 9, 2022 at 6:30 pm EST as we welcome NMC Commanding Officer Capt. Bradley Clare to discuss mariner credentialing. Submit your questions for Capt. Clare and join us for this exciting opportunity!
On January 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm, we will continue or Pro Seminar Series with Captain Kent Dresser who will discuss how to get your Captain's License in an era of hybrid instruction. Bring your questions for Kent and join us for the first seminar of 2022!

Upcoming Topics:

  • Contracts for Delivery Captains
  • Introduction to Maritime Law
  • The Commitment to Excellence Program
  • The injured seaman: Knowing your rights and remedies
  • Marine Salvage


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