Overview

Overview

Through the Training Plan, MEBA members have access to state of the art training at the Calhoon MEBA Engineering SchoolFor more detailed information, please refer to your Summaries of Material Modifications and the Plan’s Rules and Regulations.

Eligibility for Classes

You are eligible to attend license upgrading and training courses at the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School and will become eligible for the benefits payable in connection with your attendance, if you are an active member in good standing of District No. 1-PCD, MEBA. You must also:

  1. Have 30 days on the payroll of one or more Employers who contributes to the MEBA Training Plan within a period of 12 consecutive months before either (i) the date you begin attendance at the School or (ii) the date you apply to the School to attend training courses; or
  2. Are an employee of District No. 1-PCD, MEBA or have 30 days on the payroll of District No. 1-PCD, MEBA within a period of 12 consecutive months before either (i) the date you begin attendance at the School or ii) the date you apply to the School to attend training courses; or
  3. Are a Licensed Officer employed by the MEBA Training Plan or a Licensed Officer who has 30 days on the payroll of the MEBA Training Plan within a period of 12 consecutive months before either (i) the date you begin attendance at the School or (ii) the date the you apply to the School to attend training courses.

For additional eligibility requirements, see the Training Plan Rules and Regulations.

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements explained above, you may still be entitled to attend courses to fulfill training requirements for a specific anticipated billet under a participating Employer’s U.S. Government contract or to fulfill training requirements needed for regulatory requirements for acquisition or retention of professional credentials as prescribed by the United States Coast Guard for a specific anticipated billet or type of shipboard service.

Retirees may also be eligible to take classes at the School.

In addition to the above eligibility rules, you must also meet the requirements of the School.

The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School is a private maritime educational facility for training members of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, as well as all maritime and related industry professionals.

The School provides professional marine engineers, deck officers and related industry professionals with internationally recognized, state of the art training and experience that enhances the safety, reliability and profitability of your vessels and equipment, while preserving and protecting the natural environment.

For more information about the School, including admissions procedures, applications, course descriptions and course schedules, please go to the School’s website.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may apply to take classes at approved commercial upgrading schools. You may be eligible for reimbursement by the Training Plan for the cost of the classes, provided the School’s Director approves the classes in writing and you provide evidence of your successful completion of the class.

You must submit a completed application along with required documentation to the Training Plan to be reimbursed for your classes. Reimbursement can cover tuition and travel to attend classes.

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