NSCC Course Work and Training

Sea Cadet Advancement Courses

Cadets are required to complete Correspondence Courses in order to advance in rank. Unless your cadet has completed all course work, each drill course work MUST be turned in. Click the below link to access the required courses that must be completed for each rank advancement.

Courses are listed in the order required.

  1. Basic Military Requirements (14325) BMR
  2. Seaman
  3. PO3 & PO2
  4. PO1
  5. Chief Petty Officer


  1. Airman
  2. Fireman
  3. Seabee Combat Handbook 1
  4. Seabee Combat Handbook 2

Correspondence Course Instructions

NOTE:  Course manuals are fairly large.  Printing the manuals is not recommended.  It is better recommended to download them and save them to your computer.

1.  Download and save the course manual.

2. Click the “Assignments” links on the course access page.

3. Print the assignment sheets out or save them to your computer and complete the correspondence course.

4. Print out the official “Correspondence Course Answer Sheet” (As many as you need)

5. Course questions must be “bubbled in” on the official “Correspondence Course Answer Sheet.

6. Turn in the completed answer sheet to the CO to be graded (preferably email course work to [email protected])

Sea Cadet Recruit Training and Advanced Training

In order to advance in their ranks, cadets must attend Recruit Training (RT), which must be completed within the cadet’s first year.  In order to attend RT, cadets must complete the Basic Military Requirements (BMR) course.  

While recruit training is designed to familiarize cadets with Navy life and Navy-style discipline, advanced training focuses on military and general career fields and opportunities. It also serves to provide cadets with disciplined and interesting activities during the year.  Once Recruit Training is completed, cadets have a world of Advanced Training Opportunities offered world-wide for one to three weeks.  Advanced Training Opportunities such as Seamanship Training on an actual Navy Vessel, Field Ops, Master-at-Arms Training, Submarine Training, Medical Training, Vehicle Mechanics, Leadership Training, Photography, STEM Training – Sea Perch, SEAL, EOD and many more opportunities that are available throughout most of the 50 United States along with International Training opportunities in 17 countries such as India, Australia and Canada to name a few.

You can view all of the available training’s in Homeport. 


Advanced training requests are made through the Unit’s Training Officer. Click on the link below to access the  Training Request form. Be sure to enter the name of the training and copy and paste the training detail from Magellan into the request form.

Training Request

Physical Readiness Test

Physical Fitness is a requirement of the Sea Cadet Program.  In order to attend local and remote training’s, Cadets must pass and maintain minimum physical fitness requirements.

All Sea Cadets participate in PT (Physical Training). It is suggested that all Cadets utilize the NSCC/NLCC PHYSICAL READINESS MANUAL to know what is expected and what goals they should strive to meet. Exceptions are made for those Cadets with medical needs. Below is the PRT chart, as well as the link to swim qualifications, so you can see where you need to be in order to pass or earn a ribbon.

Because The Sea Cadet standards meet a lot of the same standards as the Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge, some Cadets may be eligible for additional ribbons and awards.