AMSEA's mission is to reduce injury and death in the marine and freshwater environment through education and training provided by a network of qualified marine safety instructors. 


With that core purpose, AMSEA has been offering marine safety training to commercial fishermen and thousands of other mariners since 1985.  With a network of instructors based in port communities on Alaska, Pacific, Gulf and Atlantic coasts, we provide affordable, effective, hands-on marine safety training close to home. 


AMSEA's 10- and 18-hour Drill Conductor courses are USCG accepted and meet requirements for fishermen onboard commercial fishing vessels.  Courses are offered year round in ports across the country.


AMSEA offers marine safety training for subsistence and recreational boaters, youth and women boaters.  We also provide contract courses for specialized groups or agencies.  Marine Safety Instructor Training is also an option for those interested in teaching.


Since 1985, AMSEA has trained over 200,000 people, including more than 1,600 AMSEA Instructors.  Explore our site and find out which AMSEA training is right for you.  Questions?  Feel free to contact us for more information.

AMSEA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that operates thanks to funding provided by:

  • United States Coast Guard

  • State of Alaska DCCED

  • National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

  • Generous donations from individuals, corporations, agencies & organizations



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Financial Conflicts of Interest

AMSEA maintains a Financial Conflict of Interest policy in accordance with 42 CFR Part 50, Subpart F.

AMSEA Financial Conflict of Interest Policy


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