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STCW Basic Safety Training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and North America

The following list is a selection of institutions offering STCW-compliant courses in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and North America:

Training SchoolsDescription
Bluewater Crew Training USA, formerly known as International Crew Training (ICT)
750 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Tel: 1-954-779-7764 (Contact Amilee Luke)
Email: trainingusa@bluewateryachting.com
Website: www.bluewateryachting.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BluewaterCrewTraining
International Crew Training (ICT) has teamed up with Bluewater Yachting to create the largest and most comprehensive global yacht crew training and placement organization. Now known as Bluewater Crew Training USA, you will find the same personnel, same attention to customer service, same prices. Like a university with three campuses, Fort Lauderdale, Palma and Antibes, crew will be able to train at any of the locations. And all three locations will honor Bluewater ONE Account training vouchers. The best of all the training materials from each location have been unified into a single reference library so the crew will work from a single set of notes no matter which Bluewater location they find themselves.

Bluewater Crew Training USA, formerly International Crew Training (ICT), moved into their new state-of the-art, purpose-built expansive training center in 2015. Built in association with Yacht Chandlers, the training center houses a climate controlled indoor swimming pool for year-round water survival training just steps away from your classroom, so weather is never an issue. The facility includes a workout center, racquetball/quash court, a comfortable crew lounge, and door-to-door van transportation between your crew house and the training center.

The Bluewater Crew Training USA team has been training professional yacht crew for over 20 years. Now operating under the Bluewater Yachting ISO9001 quality management system, the school is also a DNV-certified maritime training center. All of Bluewater Crew Training USA’s deck and engineering programs are MCA and/or USCG certified, and Bluewater Crew Training USA was awarded the very first PYA interior GUEST program certification in the world.

Bluewater Crew Training USA is also an RYA approved training center providing Yachtmaster, Powerboat level II, and PWC training just to name a few. Courses are fully STCW compliant and their course certificates give you the right qualifications to find a job on a superyacht anywhere in the world. Their staff will assist you in honing your resume’, perfecting your interviewing skills, finding networking events, and of course, teaching you what it takes to get a great job. Call, email, or find them on Facebook.
Maritime Professional Training (MPT)
1915 South Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Contact: Julie Liberatore
Contact Email: julie@MPTusa.com
Tel: 1-954-525-1014
Toll Free: 1-888-839-5025
Fax: 1-954-764-0431
Email: info@MPTusa.com
Website: www.MPTusa.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mptusa
MPT offers programs to meet all levels of certification and training requirements. MPT offers over 100 different courses, including STCW, that are approved by the MCA and USCG, the RYA, the PYA G.U.E.S.T., and many other organizations and maritime administrations around the world for yachting professionals and commercial mariners. MPT has been offering practical and classroom training for over 30 years.

MPT offers many programs for new crew called STCW “PLUS” which discounts packages of classes taken together. MPT also offers a course called the Career Seminar which teaches new crew how to write a resume and how to get into the industry and how get a job, and more useful tips everyone wishes someone had told them when they started. This course is free with your STCW class and includes dinner.

MPT’s Student Services Staff and Career Counselors will help you every step of the way until you are trained and on a boat! Check MPT’s website for schedule information; STCW offered almost every week year-round.
STAR Center
2 West Dixie Hwy.
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Tel: 1-954-921-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-445-4522
Fax: 1-954-920-4268
Email: email@star-center.com
Website: www.star-center.com
STAR Center is a not-for-profit maritime training school. Opened in 1983 in Toledo, Ohio, STAR expanded to its current location in Dania Beach, Florida (just south of Fort Lauderdale) in 1986, consolidating all training there in October 2008. STAR Center’s courses meet USCG, STCW, and IMO Model requirements.
SeaSchool Headquarters
8440 4th St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Toll Free: 1-800-237-8663
Email: hqstaff@seaschool.com
Website: www.seaschool.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seaschool
In operation since 1977, SeaSchool offers U.S. Coast Guard approved STCW BST courses in several Florida locations, including its headquarters in St. Petersburg, with STCW BST courses offered year-round in Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville. At various periods throughout the year, SeaSchool also offers STCW BST in South Carolina and Alabama, as well as some other locations in the U.S. and Caribbean. Please check the website for times of year and U.S. locations.
SeaSchool Fort Lauderdale
2323 South Federal Highway
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
Toll Free: 1-800-542-4551
Email: ftlauderdalestaff@seaschool.com
Website: www.seaschool.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seaschool
In operation since 1977, SeaSchool offers U.S. Coast Guard approved STCW BST courses in several Florida locations, including its headquarters in St. Petersburg, with STCW BST courses offered year-round in Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville. At various periods throughout the year, SeaSchool also offers STCW BST in South Carolina and Alabama, as well as some other locations in the U.S. and Caribbean. Please check the website for times of year and U.S. locations.