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Continuing Education
CAPCA continues to identify our membershipís needs and to provide educational programs to meet those needs. Programs and services include credit and noncredit courses. Presently the USCG credited license renewal course is being offered at different times through out the year and a host of other related courses.

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Basic Marine Electricity
The electrical needs of a boat are far greater than the electrical needs of our homes or our automobiles. The marine environment and the boat's exposure to shock and vibration in the normal course of use, require that we develop a more robust approach to installing and maintaining electrical systems that we find in a boat. The combination of AC (Alternating Current), DC (Direct Current), and GC (green bonding and grounding wires) create a complex electrical installation. We will cover these electrical considerations, as well as the new Ground Fault Protection requirements for boats and docks during this one day eight hour course.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, 2517 Solomonís Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 - (410-573-0201)
Price: $85.00 per member -- LOGIN to register
  $115.00 per non-member -- REGISTER

This course will cover the best practices for properly installing, maintaining and troubleshooting marine electrical circuits. Course cost includes breakfast and lunch. Walk-ins accepted on the day of the seminar (space permitting) with a $5 surcharge.



Basic Offshore Safety and Survival; ďBOSSĒ
Going to sea for any reason can be a hazardous undertaking. Professional mariners manage the risk through training and drills to comply with U.S. and international regulations. That training and oversight is what makes them safer on the water should things go wrong. It prepares them for the worst and helps them to avoid it. Whether you are a recreational sailor or serious offshore cruiser, that same training can make you safer out there as well. The sea doesnít care where you work. It doesnít care if you are underway for the money or for the fun. When things go wrong on the water, the difference between life and death is almost always about preparation. Your crewóand your familyódeserve to know as much as they can about how to be safe out there, and what to do in an emergency. So do you. The BOSS course for cruisers closes that gap and prepares both crews and passengers to be as safe as possible when heading offshore.

Date & Time: Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, 2517 Solomonís Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 - (410-573-0201)
Price: $165.00 per member -- LOGIN to register
  $200.00 per non-member -- REGISTER

Are you prepared to safely take control of emergencies at see? Training and preparation is the only way to ensure you, your crew, or your family return home safe. This course prepares you for offshore safety and survival! Course cost includes continental breakfast and lunch. Walk-ins accepted on the day of the seminar (space permitting) with a $5 surcharge.



Captains License Renewal Course
Upon successfully completing this USCG approved class you will be issued a certificate that will be accepted as part of your renewal application by the USCG in lieu of 360 days sea service. This class is LIMITED in number of attendees, per USCG regulations. It is also limited to CAPCA members in good standing.

Date & Time: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:30pm
Location: Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, 2517 Solomonís Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 - (410-573-0201)
Price: $110.00 per member -- LOGIN to register

If you required this course, please register as soon as possible. If no seats are available, you will be wait-listed for this class. If you are wait listed and donít get into a class, then your money will be returned in full. Course cost includes continental breakfast and lunch. Walk-ins accepted on the day of the seminar (space permitting) with a $5 surcharge.



CPR/First Aid Certification
This is a USCG approved First Aid/CPR course with instruction on use of AED. The First Aid certification and the CPR/AED certification will be good for 2 years. The cost of $105 includes a First Aid / CPR reference manual, a Pocket Mask for CPR, continental breakfast and lunch.

Date & Time: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, 2517 Solomonís Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 - (410-573-0201)
Price: $105.00 per member -- LOGIN to register
  $105.00 per non-member -- REGISTER

Everyone knows somebody who should have this training! This course is open to anybody over the age of 16. You don't need to be a CAPCA member to attend this course! This class is limited to 20 attendees. If no seats are available, you will be wait-listed for this class. If enough members are wait listed, then we will add a second class at a later date. If you are wait listed and donít get into a class, then your money will be returned in full. Walk-ins accepted on the day of the seminar (space permitting) with a $5 surcharge.



Marine Communications: Regulations and Operations
This cost effective course provides you with the same classroom instruction and course materials as the Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP) course, without the cost or necessary testing required to receive a FCC MROP license. This is a great refresher course for those who already have their FCC MROP license, or for the Captain that wants to improve or update their knowledge of Marine Communications without receiving a FCC MROP license. Some of the subjects covered in this course include Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Radio Safety Equipment: EPIRB and SART, USCG Rescue 21 System and Digital Selective Calling (DSC) System, and Radiotelephone Station & Bridge-to-Bridge Regulations and Operations

Date & Time: Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, 2517 Solomonís Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 - (410-573-0201)
Price: $75.00 per member -- LOGIN to register
  $110.00 per non-member -- REGISTER

Donít need a FCC MROP license, but need the knowledge? Looking for a refresher course in Marine Communications? There are no prerequisites for taking this course. Course cost includes continental breakfast and lunch. Walk-ins accepted on the day of the seminar (space permitting) with a $5 surcharge.



Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP)
A Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP) is required to operate radiotelephone stations, (MF & VHF Marine Radios), aboard compulsory equipped vessels under the Communications Act, such as inspected small passenger vessels being navigated on any tidewater within the jurisdiction of the United States. The MROP can also meet the requirements for compulsory equipped vessels under the Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act, such as tow vessels over 26ft, power-driven vessels 20 meters or over, etc. The MROP is also the first step for mariners looking to earn their Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) endorsement. An MROP is issued for the holder's lifetime.

Date & Time: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, 2517 Solomonís Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 - (410-573-0201)
Price: $150.00 per member -- LOGIN to register
  $185.00 per non-member -- REGISTER

Upon successful completion of this course and examination, you be issued a temporary FCC MROP license. Your permanent license will arrive in approximately 2 weeks. There is no prerequisite for taking this course. Course cost includes continental breakfast and lunch. Walk-ins accepted on the day of the seminar (space permitting) with a $5 surcharge.



Medical Emergencies at Sea - Beyond First Aid
This course is designed to teach the recognition and management of medical emergencies off shore where timely communications and rescue are limited or not possible. The captain is responsible for the safety and comfort of his or her crew. Off soundings, he/she is also the chief medical officer. Come and learn how a captain or crew with limited medical expertise can handle medical emergencies reasonably and logically, minimizing loss of life and limb.

Date & Time: Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, 2517 Solomonís Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 - (410-573-0201)
Price: $40.00 per member -- LOGIN to register
  $65.00 per non-member -- REGISTER

Be prepared to handle illness or injury when offshore! This specialized course will provide you with the confidence to handle medical emergencies reasonably and logically. Course cost includes reference CD, continental breakfast and lunch. Walk-ins accepted on the day of the seminar (space permitting) with a $5 surcharge.




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