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What to wear

For many classes, training is broken up between classroom and simulation learning. In the classroom, the dress is casual but tasteful. We want all students to be comfortable but think about being considerate of others as you choose your outfits. In the fire and damage control simulators, you must wear shirts, long pants, and closed-toe shoes with socks (sandals, open toe shoes, flip flops are not permitted). The training simulators are live-action and very real, your safety is paramount to us! If you have any questions, contact us.

What to bring

Your identification, great attitude and desire to learn hands-on.  We will provide writing instruments and paper for note-taking.  All other handouts and learning materials are provided. Jewelry including rings and necklaces are discouraged and students should leave them at home on firefighting days since the Academy cannot ensure the safety of these items.

Drugs & Alcohol

The Resolve Academy is “As Real As It Gets” training in the midst of live fire, crisis conditions, and South Florida weather.  The use of drugs and alcohol before and during any class/training activities is strictly enforced (other than medications prescribed by a licensed doctor to a named patient).  If we suspect you are under the influence, you will be immediately removed from class/training.  Resolve training is intense and strenuous, you will need all your focus and clarity to take full advantage of your educational investment.

What is there to do in Fort Lauderdale?

The Resolve Academy in Fort Lauderdale is minutes from everything South Florida has to offer.  If you have time before or after your training days, miles of beaches, amazing shopping, people watching, shopping are all yours.  Be sure to plan your activities so they do not interfere with your “live-action” training, for more information visit our attendee extras page.

Where can I stay near the Academy?

The Academy is minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach, Port Everglades Cruise Ship terminals and 3 International airports placing you in the center of hotels and vacation rentals from small motels to 5-star accommodations.  Visit our attendee extra page for more information on local hotels with special Resolve rates as well as various ways to get to, from and around Fort Lauderdale.

Course Hours & Holidays

Standard classroom and training day hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with lunch and breaks.  Students must attend all classroom and field training hours to receive their certificates.  Students should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  The Resolve Maritime Academy recognizes are US federal holidays and makes great effort to schedule around these holidays.  On rare occasions, classes will overlap with a holiday and attendance on these days is required.

How do I get there?

The Resolve Academy classrooms are located at 1510 SE 17th Street, 3rd Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Minutes from FLL Airport, Port Everglades, just east of I-95) with field training simulators separate from the main campus inside Port Everglades.  All addresses are current and searchable on Google Maps, Waze, Google Earth, and Navigator apps.  Visit our attendee extras page for car, train, scooter, and share ride services.

What about lunch?

The Academy does have a galley area where you can bring your own lunch or there are numerous eateries and restaurants just outside our front door depending on your taste.  Visit our attendee extras page for a few recommendations.

Who am I?

STCW regulations and flag state administrators require that we keep a copy of your official government-issued identification on file. You must bring with you and show your ID with Photo on your first day of training, certificates will not be issued unless the photo ID is presented prior to course completion. For MCA students only a passport can be accepted.  For more information regarding acceptable identification contact us.

Will there be homework?

Not all the information contained in the Student Manuals/Handouts will be covered in class; therefore, you will not officially have homework but we highly recommend that you read all handouts in their entirety after class.

What about hydration?

Throughout the training sessions, you will be working with, in and around water but you will need to ensure that you drink large quantities of water especially during field exercises since the live-scenario training can be demanding, outside in Florida weather.  We will have coolers constantly available for your use.

What do I do with my personal belongings?

Resolve Maritime Academy will not be held liable for any lost, damaged jewelry or personal items during training.  Before you come to class, we recommend that personal items be left at home since we do not provide lockers or secure storage.  You bring personal items to class/training at your own risk.

Cell phone and mobile device usage

During training and in the classroom, mobile phone and device usage is not permitted.  Resolve training is detailed and intricate, your complete attention is required along with respect for other students (unnecessary disruption).  Phones should be turned off; staff can take messages for you if necessary.

How do students conduct themselves?

At the Resolve Maritime Academy, students are always expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Resolve 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 that is offensive to or jeopardizes the safety of students, instructors, or any other persons.

What are Sea Time requirements?

For courses that have sea-time requirements, only official sea time letters or Mariner’s discharge papers are acceptable forms of sea time. These requirements are the policies of the flag state administration.

Can I get my course records?

All students who have registered for an account on the Resolve Maritime Academy website will have access to their course records.  With your log-in, you can access scheduled course information, past course detail including payments and dates.  Course certifications 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 any information not available online, please email

Course attendance details

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. For MCA students, on the first day of class you will be asked to provide an STCW 95 Basic Fire Fighting Certificate and documentation reflecting a minimum of 6 months sea time service. If you cannot complete a course for any reason, you are permitted to register and return to complete the course within 12 months at no additional cost. If you do not complete the course within 12 months, the entire course must be repeated.

Who do I talk to about registrations?

We know that all your questions cannot be covered in these FAQs and our teams are available to provide additional clarifications and answer your questions please visit our contact page.

What is STCW? Do I need it?

STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) is an internationally recognized certification standard required by all seafarers working on commercial vessels above 24 meters (79 feet) in length. This includes crew working on commercial ships, ferries, cruise ships and superyachts. STCW certification is also recommended for those looking for work on private yachts, as owners, captains and/or management companies will rarely hire crew without it.

What is MCA? Do I need it?

MCA stands for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. It is the organization responsible for maritime safety in the UK.  This role encompasses setting the standard for training and certification for seafarers, including the minimum requirements for certification of superyacht crew.  The MCA is an agency of the Department for Transport of the British Government. Even if you have completed similar courses, unless they are approved by the MCA they will not be recognized for use in the superyacht industry.

What happens if I am late/tardy?

Should a student be late to any class that part of a class that 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 that cause a student to be late or absent are all situations that 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.

Can I get a refund for a cancelled class?

2 weeks prior to the start of the class, 80% of payment received will be refunded or is transferable to a future date. Cancellation 1 week prior to the start of the class, 50% of payment received will be refunded or is transferable to a future date. Cancellation less than 1 week prior to the start of the class, there is only the option to transfer to a future date.