University of Alaska Southeast

Course Description

Able Seaman

Code and NumberMTR - 225
PrerequisitesMust be able to read and write fluently in the English Language.

The Certificate of Completion for this course is accepted as a substitute for testing by the USCG.  Students learn rules of the road, ship nomenclature, knots, splices and general seamanship topics.



Coast Guard Licensing

Complete information regarding licensing can be found on the Coast Guard National Maritime Center website. The Coast Guard has also published a checklist for the Able Seaman on their website. You can also contact the USCG National Maritime Center Help Desk at 1-888-427-5662. Personnel there are very helpful and happy to answer your licensing questions. Other useful phone numbers are below.

  • UAS Ketchikan Marine Transportation Office: 907.228.4568
  • Ketchikan USCG Marine Safety Office: 907.225.4496
  • Juneau USCG Regional Exam Center: 907.463.2458