The Seagoing Skills Certificate is a micro-credential comprised of a collection of badges that document the acquisition of essential maritime skills along defined pathways leading to mastery. Participants earn badges for safety, mariners’ skills, and navigation when they demonstrate skill to a qualified assessor. The Seagoing Skills Badges are demonstrations of time well spent, laying the foundation of confidence and competence that travels with trainees as they plan their next adventure.

The skills the badges represent were selected and vetted by maritime professionals, are those necessary for elements of certification and licensing, and are backed by Tall Ships America, the national membership organization for sail training and the tall ships. Time onboard and underway earning these badges also logs valuable sea time.

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