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Admissions Process

Students must follow the admissions process to enroll in the next Loadstar Tankerman Academy session. With the limited class size and current demand for instruction, students must adhere to all deadlines, supply all documents, and meet all requirements listed in a timely manner.

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Attend Information Session

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Submit an application

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Meet with the interview team

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From the interviews, candidates are selected to participate in the academy

Admission Requirements

This course is open to all students who meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older and legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Be capable of speaking and understanding, in English all instructions needed to commence, conduct, and complete a transfer
  • Be capable of reading the English found in the Declaration of Inspection, vessel response plans, and Cargo Information Cards
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Have no DUIs/DWIs in the past three years
  • Complete one or two panel interviews
  • Have or be qualified to receive a valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Eligible to receive a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) upon completion of the training
  • Each student should have the ability to pass a criminal background check. Accepted students will also need to pass a USCG physical examination (46 CFR, Part 10, Subpart C), along with drug and alcohol screening. Candidates must report for testing as soon as possible following the request. Failure to report for testing when requested or a positive drug or alcohol test result will eliminate the candidate from consideration. All potential students also must be able to meet 46 CFR, Part 13, Subpart C upon completion of the course

Course Completion Requirements

To successfully complete this course, each candidate must obtain a grade percentage of not less than 70% on all examinations and successfully complete each practical demonstration. All homework assignments, exercises, and tests must be completed and returned to the instructor for credit. A course completion certificate will not be issued if the course requirements are not fully met.