Frequently Asked Questions
The following are frequent questions we’ve received pertaining to our maritime training courses.
What To Wear:
Classroom sessions are casual but tasteful dress.
Fire fighting field days, students must wear long pants, a shirt and socks. Closed toed shoes such as tennis shoes or boots are required. Flip flops, sandals or other open toed shoes are not allowed. Coveralls/boiler suits are recommended. Jewelry including rings watches and necklaces are highly discouraged. Students should leave them at home on fire fighting days as we cannot ensure the safety of these items. During rescue boat or water survival training, students should bring a bathing suit, towel and a change of clothing.
Simulator Classes are smart casual dress.
What to Bring to Class:
A pen, pencil and note paper. All other materials will be provided.
Course hours are generally 08:00 to 17:00 unless otherwise noted. Most of our course hours and content are regulated by the flag state administration. Students must attend all class room and field portions of a course to receive a certificate.
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There are a number of restaurants available for lunch in the near area. We have provided a list here.
Why do I have to Provide Identification:
STCW-95 regulations and flag state administrations require that we keep a copy of your official government issued identification on file. Examples include a passport or drivers license. You must present this identification on the first day of the course along with your payment.
Sea Time Requirements:
Certain courses have sea time requirements. These requirements are the policies of the flag state administration. Only official sea time letters or Mariners discharge papers are acceptable forms of sea time.
Course records are kept on file for a minimum of 7 years. Should you lose your certificate a certified copy can be produced for you at a nominal fee.
For verification purposes, any form of photo identification will be accepted. Certificates will not be issued unless the photo is presented prior to course completion. For MCA students; only a passport can be accepted as the MCA requires the number to be reflected on the certificate.
Attendance in all classroom sessions and field evolutions is mandatory. A certificate of training will only be issued when a passing grade on written and practical testing is obtained. (Note for MCA students; on the first day of class you will be asked to provide an STCW95 Basic Fire Fighting Certificate and documentation reflecting a minimum of 6 months sea time service.) If a student cannot complete a course for any reason, a student is permitted to register and return to complete the course within 12 months at no additional cost. If a student does not complete the course within 12 months, the entire course must be repeated.
Should a student be late to any class that part of class which was missed can be made up after hours at the sole discretion of the Course Instructor.
Acts of God, transportation delays, sickness or personal issues which cause a student to be late or absent are all situations which are outside of the control of Resolve Maritime Academy and therefore are not the responsibility of Resolve Maritime Academy. Due to the threat of hurricanes in the south Florida area, if the National Hurricane Center declares a Hurricane Watch or Warning for the south Florida area, Resolve Maritime Academy may cancel any scheduled course and request students currently attending courses to leave the premises and relocate to a safe location of their choice. Any course which is delayed for a hurricane will be rescheduled at the earliest mutually agreeable opportunity.
Holidays and Hours of Operation
Resolve Maritime Academy recognizes all Federal holidays and to the greatest extent possible efforts are made to schedule courses around holidays, however, if that is not possible, attendance on such holidays is required. Standard operating hours for classes are from 0800 to 1700 daily. At the discretion of the Instructor, class may finish early at the end of the day if all planned course objectives have been met. Students should arrive about 15 minutes prior to the start of the course. There will be periodic breaks given throughout the day, with one hour set for lunch.
Some class days within a course are held during hours other than the standard 0800 to 1700. Students will be advised at the time of enrollment of class schedule.
Not all of the information contained in Student Manuals/Handouts will be covered in class; therefore it is recommended reading all handouts in their entirety after class.
Medical & Hydration
We ask that you consult your physician prior to taking any physically demanding course if you have an existing heart, respiratory or other medical condition. Any such conditions must be indicated on your registration form so we can be fully aware in the case of an emergency. Drinking large quantities of water during field exercises is prudent, as the field exercises can be demanding.
Drug & Alcohol Policy
For the safety of our students and staff, Resolve Maritime Academy enforces a strict drug & alcohol policy. If drug use is suspected (other than prescribed medication) it will be grounds for immediate dismissal. We also ask that you limit your after-hour alcohol consumption is you are enrolled in a Fire Fighting Course, due to the strenuous nature of fire fighting.
Jewelry & Personal Belongings
Resolve Maritime Academy will not be held liable for any type of jewelry or personal items which may be lost or damaged during training.
Cell Phones & Pagers
In order to provide an environment free of unnecessary disruption we ask that you please turn phones and pagers off. The office staff will take messages if you wish.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Resolve Maritime Academy reserves the right to request a student to leave the premises because of misconduct in the classroom or during practical exercises. Misconduct is any action which is offensive to or jeopardizes the safety of students, Instructors or any other persons.