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We are here to help you LIVE your Dream ~ Call CQuest Marine 510-573-0641
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
~Henry David Thoreau~

CQuest Marine is a Captain's license school offering U.S. Coast Guard approved courses, founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003. As a CQuest student you will take our tests and present our Certificate of Completion to the Coast Guard. 

CQuest Marine was founded by Captain Doug Cortez.  After his experience applying for and testing with the Coast Guard for his Masters License, Doug's vision for our school was to provide a simpler and less complicated "course" for new Captains to navigate.  We will walk you step-by-step through the process of assembling your U.S.C.G. license application package and work closely with you to ensure your testing success!  

Doug formed his ideas about teaching from his own experiences:

Here is the Captain's Message to You!

In college I took a Philosophy class over because I received an "F" from my first instructor. My new professor explained that the learning process can be hampered by anxiety, so there would be no unannounced tests and no trick questions. What a difference a new approach made. He thought of himself as a "facilitator" and used synergy in the classroom. I received an "A" and learned a great lesson; the messenger is as important as the message. I will use these same techniques to reduce your anxiety and ensure success. As a USCG SR. CHIEF once told me: 


We will honor the Captain's legacy by carrying on his successful methods in our classes here at CQuest!

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Captain Doug Cortez 

Doug lived his life's dreams and YOU should too!