Recruit Training

After enrolling in the program, all Sea Cadets must attend a mandatory two-week recruit training session. These training sessions are taught at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command, at other naval bases or stations and at regional recruit training sites using other military host resources.

The curriculum of this training is approved by the U.S. Navy and standardized at all training sites. Cadets receive 106 hours of instruction, with a focus on the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment. Both tone and tenor of instruction are modeled after the Navy’s recruit training.


Advanced training

After successful completion of recruit training, Sea Cadets may choose from a wide variety of advanced training opportunities that are nationally advertised by USNSCC headquarters. League Cadets who complete orientation can also participate in specifically tailored advanced training sessions.

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.

Advanced training opportunities include special offerings, such as:

Summer Trainings are posted and updated daily at Sea Cadet Homeport beginning March and April

Before NSCC Cadets can attend an advanced training, they must complete Recruit Training first.

How to register for training

Summer Trainings are posted and updated daily at Sea Cadet Homeport beginning in March and April

1. Go to Sea Cadet Homeport Training Page

2. Select the TRAINING CATEGORY that you want.

3. Select "Details" on the training you have selected and read all the instructions.

5. Email your request to the BB-43 Commanding Officer (CO), The CO will reply with a "Request for Training" form (NSCTNG001)

6. Complete the NSCTNG001 and email it back to the CO. Only the CO can approve your Request for Training. (No typewritten initials or electronic signatures will be accepted)

7. If you are bringing medication, complete the Medical History Supplemental form (NSCADM001 Pages7 & 8)

8. If you are requesting an accommodation, complete the Request for Accommodation form (NSCADM001 Pages 9 & 10) This request must be approved by the National Headquarters Representative and takes 30 days to approve.

9. A Medical Exam must not be older than one year through the last training date. (NSCADM001 Pages 5 & 6)

10. A Medical History form must be completed within the 30 days before a training (NSCADM001 Pages 3 & 4)

10. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

11. Once you are confirmed, make sure you pay with the method prescribed in the "Details" of that particular training. DON'T WAIT

12. Submit a Medical History form (NSCTNG001 Pages 3 & 4) within 30 days of the training.

Must have passing PRT in last 6 months

Enrollment must be valid through the last training date.

All requests are subject to review.

Cadets with poor attendance or are not advancing may not be approved for advanced training