"It's important to be able to pass a multiple-choice test to get your
license as a Captain, Mate or AB, and we certainly prepare our
students to do so. But the test that really matters is proctored by the
Pacific Ocean. It's pass/fail, there are no second chances, and no
leniency will be shown because the student did well on a written test
once. At SMMT, both on the water and in the classroom, preparing our
students to pass that test is our number one priority. At SMMT, the
'minimum requirement' is just a starting point."