The Northwest Maritime Academy

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The Northwest Maritime Academy is located in Gig Harbor, Washington USA with training facilties on Seattle's Pier/Terminal 91 for PSC/PSCRB (Proficency in Survival Craft Rescue Boat ), and LaConner WA for FRB (Fast Rescue Boat) training.

Our professional staff comprising of master mariners and subject matter experts offer specialist maritime expertise to mariners from any industry, including oil and gas, commercial and the cruise industries.

To train fisherman, merchant seaman and oil workers, NWMA provides services within a network of three vocational training centers in the Puget Sound region. All services are provided at the Main campus located in Gig Harbor or at the north campus in La Conner.

Sea survival training and certification services that take place on modern contemporary lifeboats and davits are conducted at NWMA Sea Survival Training Center located in Seattle Washington.

NWMA also shares certification training in partnership with a network of maritime schools including Seafarers Worldwide and Pacific Maritime Institute and is able to respond quickly and effectively to all matters relating to the development of jobs and maritime skills.

USCG and other Approved Courses

  • Proficiency in Survival Craft Rescue Boat (PSCRB)
  • STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited
  • Fast Rescue Boat (FRB)
  • Water/Helicopter Survival Training (HUET)
  • Basic Safety Training (BST) (Coming in 2017)
  • Drill Conductor
  • STCW Advanced Firefighting (Coming in 2017)
  • STCW Basic Firefighting (Coming in 2017)
  • Maritime First Aid CPR and AED Courses
  • Able Bodied Seaman AB

STCW Training Centres

The Northwest Maritime Academy have their training centres in the following locations:

  • Gig Harbor, Washington, United States of America
  • Seattle, Washington, United States of America
  • La Conner, WA, United States of America

Customer Reviews

The Northwest Maritime Academy reviews as published on Google:

  • Mike Small

    Mike Small

    Average rating: 3 years ago

    Best value of knowledge per dollar.

  • University place Lover

    University place Lover

    Average rating: 4 years ago

    Best school and training you can get. I recommend it

  • Lauren Kunz

    Lauren Kunz

    Average rating: 5 years ago

    I'm a nursing student and needed my BLS certification within a week due to a mix up at my school. I emailed Ben and he was able to schedule an extra class this week just so I could get it in time. The class was fun and he taught using both the AHA videos and using mannequins and other equipment. He was very funny so the class didn't drag like others I've had to taken and even kept the spirits up when I stabbed him with the practice EpiPen like I was trying to murder him rather than save him. Will definitely come back for my recert !

  • Alex Grundmann

    Alex Grundmann

    Average rating: 6 years ago

    Captain Pat and Ben were great. They managed to keep the classroom time interesting with personal stories and experiences that pertained to what we were learning and were very patient and thorough with the hands on training at the lifeboat. I would highly recommend that anyone who has to be on a ship regardless of their position take the Proficiency in Survival Craft course to best be prepared for any situation.

  • Barend Brink

    Barend Brink

    Average rating: 7 years ago

    Excellent delivery of First Aid training. A wealth of experience, knowledge and practical examples. I highly recommend Thomas and the Northwest Maritime Academy!

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