1-24-2018 - NMLEA
PortTraining.Com Releases Version 3.0 Of Online Maritime Security Certification Portal
Today PortTraining.com, in partnership with the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA), announced the release of the next generation of its online certification training and management system. Powered by its CourseLaunch 3.0 mobile learning management platform, the site offers self-paced and location independent Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) compliance training. Today’s release marks the transition of PortTraining from a desktop program to a fully responsive mobile application.
“We are very excited to be bringing PortTraining into a mobile environment for our existing ports and our most recent partner, the Port of Tacoma, Washington. After having served over 20,000 maritime professionals across the country over the last five years, we deeply understand the training demands of a dynamic and mobile workforce,” said Jon Crumpacker, CEO of CourseLaunch Technologies.
PortTraining’s mission is to help make America’s ports safer and more secure by bringing proven training technologies to the maritime and port environment. Currently, PortTraining offers online versions of the 33 CFR 105 Maritime Security Awareness (MSA), Security Officer (SO) and Facility Security Officer (FSO) courseware. MSA is the first fully-mobile deployed course in the series, with mobile versions of SO and FSO to follow in Q2, 2018. Additionally, with the newly formed publishing partnership with the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA,) the PortTraining catalog will expand significantly in the coming year.
“This is an exciting partnership with PortTraining, as it expands the resources that the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy is able to offer its members,” said Mark DuPont, the Academy’s Executive Director. “As an ‘academy with no walls,’ dedicated to serving those who serve others, this is an important step in our quest to provide officers throughout the country mobile and affordable access to training, and provide America’s maritime guardians with Strength through Knowledge.”
For Port Security Directors, law enforcement agencies, and public safety organizations, PortTraining offers an easy-to-manage compliance and reporting platform for delivering required and custom training online, alleviating many of the logistical constraints of classroom training. Port employees and tenants can complete their compliance training on any phone, tablet or computer with internet connection. Police officers, sheriff deputies, and emergency responders can access training while out on the water, from their patrol vehicle, or at home in their living room.
“We can now expand learning opportunities through a mobile portfolio, and offer a customized and tailored training portal to maritime law enforcement and public safety organizations throughout the country,” commented Mark DuPont. “Whether it’s just the port security training or integrating an agency’s current training into the mobile platform, we can enhance the delivery and learning experience, dramatically lower training costs, and provide a built-in Learning Management System for individual officers, their supervisors, and the department.”
Established in 2000, the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) was established as an to fill a capabilities gap that continues to affect law enforcement and emergency response operations on the water all across America. Following a vision and the leadership of Admiral Owen Siler, a former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, the NMLEA (and the International Maritime Law Enforcement Academy or IMLEA) provides education, training, exercises, consultation and resources for law enforcement personnel, emergency responders and public safety professionals, as well as for the critical infrastructure industries located on or near the maritime environment.
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