Course Length:40 hours at your own pace
Able Seaman (AB) is a deck rating that requires qualifying experience, exams and approved training. The AB rating you receive will be dependent on your qualifying sea service experience.
AB Unlimited requires 1080 days of deck service on Oceans or Great Lakes.
AB Limited requires 540 days of deck service on vessels of 100 GRT or more, not exclusive to rivers & smaller inland lakes of the U.S.
AB Special requires 360 days of deck service on navigable waters of the U.S.
AB OSV (Offshore Supply Vessel) requires 180 days of deck service on navigable waters of the U.S.
AB Sail requires 180 days of deck service on sailing school vessels, oceanographic research vessels powered primarily by sail or equivalent sail vessels on any navigable waters of the U.S.
AB Fishing requires 180 days of deck service, not as a processor, in any navigable waters of the U.S.
Proficiency in Survival Craft Certification is also required by the US Coast Guard prior to being issued the credential.
PLEASE NOTE: Our school is located in California and our final exam testing locations are currently only in Alameda and San Diego, CA.