Northern Michigan University & Pathfinder Maritime
A partnership designed to make earning a maritime license simple and hassle-free. A dedicated team is ready to help you earn your license and own your on-the-water career. Become a captain today!
Enroll in a course
Select a course that aligns with your licensing goals from our course list below. Checkout on this site and you will automatically be enrolled and have immediate access to the course material.
complete the course
Complete all of the online course material and take the final exam. A dedicated team is ready to help you every step of the way and optional, in-person learning sessions are scheduled to give you the support you need.
send in an application
Submit your application to the National Maritime Center along with your PMT course certificate. The PMT team is here to simplify the application process for you.
Captain’s licensing Course
Get Started with Our Blended OUPV Course
When: September 8 & 9, 2023
Where: Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)
What: OUPV Captain’s License
The OUPV/Six-Pack is an excellent license for anyone starting or advancing a maritime career, such as a fishing guide or charter captain.
Join us for a day of in-person learning to review course material, take your final exam, and complete your NMC application. This “one stop shop” approach makes earning your license simple and hassle-free.
**This is a National Maritime Center approved licensing course offered via NMU Continuing Education & Workforce Development. This is a non-credit NMU offering**
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Why Choose Us
Experienced team dedicated to your success
The PMT crew is beyond excited to partner with NMU and bring captain’s licensing to Northern Michigan. Our dedicated team is led by Captain Bobby, a Coast Guard veteran who has trained countless international and domestic crews, and Rebekah, an NMU alum who grew up sailing Lake Superior.
We created Pathfinder Maritime Training to make earning a license simple and hassle-free so you can take your career to new horizons. We can’t wait to see where your license takes you!
Benefits of Enrolling Through NMU
Live, Online Coffee Chats
Tune-in monthly to ask course questions, license application questions, and more
In-Person Training Sessions and Support
Join us in-person for a blended approach to online maritime learning and take your exam on-site
Northern Michigan Forum
Chat with fellow yoopers about course questions, application questions, boating, fishing or anything else
Live Q&A with Captains
Live question and answer video calls with former students and current captains
What People Are Saying
“The training I received through PMT was incredibly beneficial! Capt. Bobby was with me every step of the way – from enrollment to submitting my license application, including personal extra help that I asked for on a specific test topic.
“The online courses were excellent, and I was able to earn my license on my own schedule! The PMT team was available for support whenever I needed extra help.”
“I completed PMT’s blended OUPV course and couldn’t be happier! The online lessons were informative and easy to follow, and the in-person sessions were great. I highly recommended their courses for anyone wanting to earn a license.”