The Boarding Officer E-Learning Course is available to all U.S. Coast Guard personnel online at the Learning Portal. The purpose of the BOC E-Learning course is to provide much of the resident Boarding Officer Course curriculum offered at the MLE Academy in an online format. Anyone with access to the Learning Portal may take the BOC E-Learning Course.
501852A Introduction to Maritime Law Enforcement Unit 1: Fundamental Principles
501852B Introduction to Maritime Law Enforcement Unit 2: Boarding Activities
501852C Introduction to Maritime Law Enforcement Unit 3: Enforcement Actions
501852D Introduction to Maritime Law Enforcement Unit 4: Exam
Each module and end of module test must be completed prior to beginning the next.
45 hours online.
- Authority and Jurisdiction
- Use of Force
- Criminal Law
- Constitutional Law
- Maritime Law Enforcement Boarding Procedures
- Hazardous Situations
- Boating Safety Regulations
- Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Regulations
- Boating under the Influence Enforcement
- Fraudulent Documents
You may self enroll in the U.S. Coast Guard Learning Portal. Open the 'Course Catalog', then select 'Maritime Law Enforcement', then 'Boarding Officer'. You may complete one or more modules. You may not take the comprehensive exam until all modules are completed. Enrollment in the BOQS Program or any other course in not required.
The Boarding Officer E-Learning Course is available 24 hours a day from any computer with CAC access.