The course offers a practical and theoretical approach on the maintenance of marine out board motor engines.


In this course you will be taught the skills that are necessary to make repairs to an outboard single engine in case of failure at sea.

Target group/s

This course is recommended for mariners who operate vessels with single engines (usually the Yamaha 45 and 75 HP outboard engines) such as yachties and fishermen.

Duration & Delivery

Duration of this course is five (5) days and classes are from 8:00am to 4:00pm. A combination of lectures, demonstrations, and practical training are used to deliver this course.




  • Describe the working principles of two-stroke and four-stroke outboard engines
  • Maintain fuel, cooling, electrical, and lubricating systems of marine outboard engines.
  • Disassemble and re-assemble outboard engines
  • Assemble and disassemble marine outboard transmission and marine outboard propellers
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose simple mechanical problems affecting two (2) and four (4) stroke outboard engines
  • Read and interpret measuring instruments used in troubleshooting


Working knowledge of English and being able to read basic numeric measurements.


Upon completion of training and successful examination, the candidate will receive a certificate of completion from the Institute.

This course provides the required theory and practice to support the maintenance of marine outboard engines It is recommended for fishers and persons who own and operate 45 HP and 75 HP engines.

Possible Careers/Job Titles: Marine Mechanic, Outboard Engine Technician

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for course to be considered


Attained a minimum age of 17 years

Basic Skills

Basic Literacy skills


Two (2) form of Identification (Drivers Permit/License, Passport, ID Card and or Birth Certificate)

One (1) Passport sized photograph (Photos must have white background).

Additional Requirements

Steps To Follow

1 - Gather Documents

Gather required documents and get scanned copies of each document.

  1. Two (2) forms of Identification (Drivers Permit/License, Passport, ID Card and or Birth Certificate)
  2. One (1) Passport sized photograph (Photos must have white background). You can do a selfie shot.
  3. For the course Basic Training a valid Medical Form
  4. For those that are upgrading or re-validating require a valid Basic Training Certificate 
  5. See list of courses that require a valid Basic Training Certificate to be submitted

2 - Register

Register online or bring your documents and register at the office.

3 - Wait for Contact

Once your application is completed and approved, an officer will contact you regarding attending the class

4 - Make Payment

Once your registration has been approved, you will be given instructions on making a payment.

5 - Attend Scheduled Class

Attend all the scheduled classes and pass exams

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply to take courses at CFTDI?

You can apply online, call or come in to our offices for information.

Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute

Western Main Road, Chaguaramas,

Trinidad, W.I.

Telephone: (868) 634-4276/1635

Email: info@cftdi.edu.tt

How are classes delivered?

Courses are delivered via blended learning. Practical classes are taught physically on location at the institute and theory classes are provided online.

Do I have to be a national of Trinidad and Tobago?

No. Once you meet the basic requirements for entry you will be able to qualify.

Is there parking available for students on the campus?

Yes and parking is free.

"Providing Training in the Maritime & Fishing Industry"

An Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.