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The National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy is a non-profit organization, established in the State of Colorado.

The International Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, LLC is a business established in the State of Colorado.
Academy Offices are located in Washington, DC, Florida, and Colorado.


Background Information


In the wake of 9/11, seaport security received long-neglected, critical consideration.   The United States has 361 seaports and more than 3200 waterside facilities handling 99% of U.S. overseas trade by volume (61% by value), accounting for approximately 25% of U.S. GDP.  The U.S. Congress began by enacting the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002.  Subsequent legislation, as well as regulatory and administrative rule-making, provide the framework for required seaport security training in the U.S.  Internationally, the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization adopted the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, providing substantially similar training requirements for the 160 nations presently signatory to the ISPS.


In October 2005, the Department of Homeland Security awarded a grant to The Florida State University (FSU) Learning Systems Institute to design an online and instructor-led port security training program that would effectively enable federal, state and local law enforcement, and port facilities to comply with the statutory and regulatory requirments.


The PortTraining Project


The NMLEA is partnering with Educational Development Group (EDG) to launch the PortTraining System.  The unique features of the comprehensive PortTraining System, combining the creative use of technology, flexible delivery methods and expert support, coupled with pricing strategies designed to ensure substantial savings for subscribers - who must provide minimum training certification - will ensure immediate, favorable market penetration.

In addition, pursuant to the Safe Port Act of 2006, DHS is required to allocate monies to port authorities, facility operators and state and local government agencies to enhance port security.  DHS places a high priority on training and restricts those grant monies to MARAD/ Coast Guard approved curricula and instructors, minimum requirements that the PortTraining System meets and exceeds.


Advantages & Highlights of the PortTraining Program


  • PortTraining is the only U.S. based comprehensive seaport security curriculum with flexible delivery options and online training management.


  • The program allows for centralized and immediate updates to content, based on changing regulations and guidance, best practices, emerging threats, and feedback from the field.


  • PortTraining was developed with a $6.2 million Department of Homeland Security grant in partnership with Florida State University. Over 35 marine facilities and first responder agencies participated in the beta test and pilot phase.

Find out how organizations thru out America save thousands in training costs. Let the NMLEA provide your port security training online, develop a customized education portal for your agency or port, and utilize our Learning Management System to track, manage and administer all of your training. We'll even use our designers to transform ALL of your traditional training into online courses.

  • PortTraining meets or exceeds all Federal regulatory requirements insuring compliance with the 33 CFR's.  It also fulfills U.S. Coast Guard and MARAD requirements.


  • The PortTraining program allows for 530 various lessons, providing Ports and facilities the flexibility to configure training programs that fit their unique needs.


  • Very importantly, the PortTraining program allows for the ability of the trainee to take courses on his or her own time so as not to interfere with one's job or disrupt the flow of commerce.

  • All training records are tracked and maintained in a central database for National portability.  Streamlined reporting for USCG inspections.


  • A secure online application for tracking all port and facility training events.  Planning tools for courses so training managers can produce a detailed training strategy.


  • PortTraining is available in two (2) different training methods:  The online Web-based training (WBT) format and our Instructor-Led training (ILT) format. The NMLEA is the I.L.T. Manager for the PortTraining System.


  • Very Cost Effective!!  Cost savings of the PortTraining approach are significant, due in part to the WBT training format.  In addition, with their 17 year history as a non-profit entity, the NMLEA is able to control their costs and keep their expenses low.  As a result, we are able to pass those savings on to our student clients.


  • Pursuant to the Safe Port Act of 2006, DHS is required to allocate money to Port Authorities, facility operators and State & Local government agencies to enhance port security.  The DHS places a high priority on training and restricts those grant monies to MARAD / Coast Guard approved curricula and instructors... minimum requirements that the PortTraining System meets and exceeds.


  • The NMLEA will assist those qualifying entities in applying for the DHS grant to help with the funding of your PortTraining program training and ultimately become compliant with the Federal requirements.




There is no more noble cause than to strive to better prepare those who serve and protect our citizens and way of life here in the United States and those who share our ideals and hopes of freedom and peace.  NMLEA is committed to enhancing education and training, and increasing the level of security at maritime facilities here and abroad.  This program will become a truly necessary element of our national security strategy - a program that has been certified, tested and proven effective. 


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