- go to Captain School
- pass the US Coast Guard exam
- get a TWIC card
- get First Aid and CPR Certified
- pass a Medical exam
- pass the drug test
- collect and organize all of your Sea Time
- fill out an application
- turn it all in to the Coast Guard
and Vuala! Captain you are!
And then I got a call back from Robert with Advanced Maritime Education. Robert was like a breath of fresh air: he cared, answered all of my silly questions and actually made me feel excited about this whole thing.
Advanced Maritime Education is based in San Francisco and a few times a year the school is available in Long Beach (Los Angeles Area). It's definitely very affordable and the Fri-Sun schedule worked great for my busy life. Check and check!
So I signed up. My husband told me that the Coast Guard Exam is really hard, and I should prepare to put my life and the blog on hold for the next month because all I'm gonna do is study. Blah, blah, blah...He did it, I'm smart too...I'm good at tests! How hard can it be, right?
to be continued...