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.


  • Cadets must complete Coursework and pass Physical Readiness Test (PRT) before registering for RT. The PRT will be administered again as soon as you arrive for RT and you will be sent home if you do not pass

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. Cost for trainings vary depending on length and type of training. See Homeport for details.

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.

Training prerequisites such as age, rank, coursework, PRT, swim class, etc. can be found in the "Details" of each training on Homeport and must be met before a cadet can register for a training.

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. You can also sort trainings by STATE if you are looking to go somewhere in particular.

  3. Select "Details" on the training you want to attend and read all the instructions to make sure you qualify to register for the training. Age, rank, coursework, passing PRT, etc.

  4. Email your request to The CO will reply with a "Request for Training" form (NSCTNG001)

  5. Complete the NSCTNG001 and email it back to (No typewritten initials or electronic signatures will be accepted)

  6. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

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

  8. Cadet's Medical Exam must not be older than 12 months through the last training date. (NSCADM001 Pages 5 & 6)

  9. Submit a Medical History form (NSCTNG001 Pages 3 & 4), Medical History Supplemental form (NSCADM001 Pages7 & 8), and Request for Accommodation form (NSCADM001 Pages 9 & 10) within 30 days of the training. If cadet does not require any medications or accommodations during training, draw a diagonal line across the pages with "NA" and sign/date.

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 who are not working toward advancement may not be approved for advanced training