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Maritime Professional Institute of Panama

Thank you for your interest in Maritime Professional Institute of Panama and services. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We are located in Panama City, Republic of Panama 15 minutes from Tocumen International Airport. Maritime Professional Institute of Panama, is the most complete private maritime service institute in the country and has trained sailors since 2009.


Maritime Professional Institute of Panama is a private Institution founded in 2009, which is committed to providing highest quality maritime training for seafarers, in search of licenses, certificates and documents in accordance with the provisions of the international convention on standards of training, certification and surveillance of seafarers (amended STCW 1978), and the legislation of the administration of the Panama Maritime Authority.

Our experience as a training organization allows us to work closely with the maritime industry in compliance with the requirements of the amended STCW 1978, and the provisions of international and national legislations.

Our intensive maritime training courses include training on board and in our facilities, and the courses are taught by officers with maritime experience and firefighters first hand, giving our students access to instructors with real-life experience in situations in those that are trained.

Maritime Professional Institute of Panama courses share a uniform structure based on the specifications of the OMI model course.

All Maritime Professional Institute of Panama courses combine a variety of training methods and means, such as lectures, case study analysis, video/computer discussion and presentations, small self-development groups, optical presentations and hands-on instruction simulation.

The accreditations and approvals of Maritime Professional Institute of Panamá , include the certification by BUREAU VERITAS ISO 9001:2015, Permanent Resolution of Maritime Authority of Panama (DGGM-CFM-029-2022) & (DGGM-CFM-048-2022), and the Permanent Resolution of the Merchant Marine Authority of Honduras (DGMM/018/2022).

Maritime Professional Institute of Panama offers our clients an unparalleled level of customization for the services offered in our training courses, which allows us to better align with the specific situations, policies and procedures used on board their boats.

Maritime Professional Institute of Panama also offers the services of maritime trainings and consultancies to develop human capital, contribute to its professional growth and continuously improve its labor competencies, as a fundamental element in the management of maritime industry organizations, in line with the progress of the maritime and national industry and international agreements.

Throughout the years, Maritime Professional Institute of Panama has had the privilege of training thousands of sailors, maintaining the highest standards of excellence in our courses and training services.

Maritime Professional Institute of Panama strives to offer attentive, professional and quality service to all seafarers.


“Through high training standards, offer qualified professionals to the national and international maritime community; promoting competitiveness and development in accordance with the advances of the sector and national and international agreements”


  • Efficiency: Design programs that anticipate the Institute’s needs and offer services that exceed the expectations of our stakeholders.
  • Commitment and responsibility: In the fulfillment and effective performance of the functions.
  • Equity: Recognition of own strengths and weaknesses and of others; Turn adversities into opportunities.
  • Quality: In the commitment to improve our processes, in order to efficiently and effectively meet the quality objectives of our services.
  • Solidarity: It is the high sense of cooperation towards the population that we form.
  • Trust and transparency: Clarity in our actions, security and credibility based on our company’s clients.


“To be an academic benchmark for training, development of excellent human potential and educational innovation”

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Words from MPIP Management

Dear clients, our letter of presentation is made up of the thousands of sailors that over the years we have had the privilege of training, creating a relationship that has lasted with the passing of the years, and your choice when renewing your certificates by giving us the confidence that we are making significant changes in the maritime sector.

We believe in human resource development, we innovate with modern teaching systems, adhering to the provisions of national and international laws and regulations.

We are at the forefront and we adapt to the requirements of the organizations for which we owe and we understand the need presented in the shipping industry at the international level, the scarcity of trained resources and the availability to impart such training.

We are committed as trainers and facilitators of knowledge, for this reason, we have flexible hours including weekends, to optimize the most valuable resource on time.

Maritime Professional Institute of Panama, is not a training center anymore, we believe in the training of seafarers, educating them with discipline and honor.

Our Quality Management system based on the ISO 9001: 2015 Standard, the recognition by the Maritime Authorities of Panama and Honduras, is our backing as one of the most recognized training centers in the region.

I appreciate the opportunity it gives us to be your training center based on competence, in accordance with the regulations established by the amended STCW 1978.