THE LOCAL SOURCE FOR USCG CAPTAIN TRAINING
AND MARITIME INFORMATION
WEBSITE PHOTO: Watch Hill, Rhode Island (Copyright: NAV-ED Services Group)
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PROMISE: NAV-ED Services Group is proud to be a member of the Capital District Community. We provide local instruction and local examinations using USCG-approved examinations. We explain the USCG licensure process before you take our class and we provide assistance through the application process at no additional charge. Assistance is provided to our graduates interested in New York State public vessel operator licenses.
COURSES: NAV-ED Services Group offers: Captain (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel/OUPV); Upgrade OUPV to Master (100 Tons); Assistance Towing; Auxiliary Sail; License Renewal (Not More than 100 Gross Tons). NAV-ED provides a 'fast track' program for Captain candidates with busy schedules and family commitments.
SCHEDULE: NAV-ED Services Group is located in the Capital Region of New York State and can offer flexibility in class scheduling and a small class learning environment. We schedule a combination of 4-hour evening classes with Saturday 8-hour daytime sessions which allow study time between most classes and also leave a weekend day for time with the family! Our Option2 Captain course combines independent study with four 8-hour sessions and reduces travel time while providing interaction with other candidates.
FEES: Our course charge whether for the Captain (OUPV), OUPV Upgrade to Master or endorsements is competitive with other programs and includes both instruction and examinations. We have USCG approval to allow candidates 2 additional opportunities to pass each test. We will not charge separately for the initial examinations or for retesting! All examinations are administered locally.
APPLICATION PROCESS: NAV-ED Services Group will work with registered candidates to understand the USCG licensing application process by providing information and references before/during the course sessions and throughout the application process. NAV-ED will also acquaint candidates with the New York State licensing of public vessel operators for areas in the State not covered by the USCG license. We are available to answer questions throughout the application process.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: NAV-ED Services Group has been selected to participate in the 'Return the FAVOR' Veterans' Discount Program in both Saratoga and Albany Counties. Course discounts available for Captain candidates.
NAV-ED is a proud member of the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County.
NAV-ED promotes boater safety in partnership with the Great Sacandaga Lake Association by providing FREE NYS Safe Boating Courses on the Great Sacandaga and in the Capital District area. NAV-ED promotes boater safety by publishing a weekly column, On the Water, during the boater season in the print and on-line editions of The Sacandaga Express.
Peter and Kevin Byron
USCG Licensed Masters