ATTN: as of 11/26, POLA and EMS quotas are FULL .  If you register for a full class you will be placed on a waitlist.  Approx 3-5 cadets get in from a waitlist.

This page contains instructions on how to apply for either POLA or EMS. You--the cadet, family, and home unit--are charged with following these five steps correctly:

1. Verify eligibility to request training

2. Submit training request in Magellan.  Wait to be CONFIRMED.

3.  Mail check, then upload applicable application forms to Magellan 

4.  Wait to be APPROVED.

5.  Prepare for training (pre-coursework for EMS):

STEP 1:   Make sure you’re qualified to attend training.

  • For POLA students: At least 14 years old (15 is recommended) and hold the rate of Seaman/Airman (E-3) or Petty Officer 3rd Class (E-4).
  • For EMS students: At least 13 years old must hold the rate of Seaman Apprentice (E-2) or above.
  • If you’ll need any medication at this training—either over-the-counter or prescription—stop right now, and read the Medication page BEFORE APPLYING!
  • You must be able to fully participate in all essential aspects of this training, which include:
    • POLA: up to 10 hours-per-day of active classroom learning and/or participation, lengthy nightly reading assignments, daily physical training, up to two hours-per-day of military drill/marching, and a timed, written final examination at the end of training.
    • EMS: in addition to the above, you'll have to demonstrate several emergency medical-related tasks (e.g., CPR, first-aid). The final exam of this course includes a demonstration of learned skills.

Pursuant to USNSCC Regulations, Section 5.02: “No qualified person will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination by the USNSCC simply because that person has a disability.” Please email the COTC BEFORE APPLYING if you believe you have grounds to request an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

STEP 2:   Home unit submits a Training Request via Magellan.

  • POLA: The Magellan training code is NP-RI-1901 (Under Leadership)
  • EMS: The Magellan training code for EMS is MJ-RI-1901 (Under Medical/Health).
  • Registration here:
  • When your unit registers you for training, the Magellan system automatically sets your application status as Submitted.  This is a pending status your request is reviewed by the Training Command CO (COTC). 
  • If/When your request is changed to Confirmed, then proceed to Step 3.

STEP 3:   Mail payment and upload application forms (only after CONFIRMED)

The deadline for application approvals is December 11th, so mail your check in time.  

·         Cadets shall mail cashier's check or money order for $150, payable to "NSCC Squadron 7 Zulu", to NSCC Squadron 7 Zulu, 7 Glenwood Dr. Amesbury, MA 01913

·         Applications shall be uploaded via Magellan by the unit Training Officer:

o    NSCTNG 001 Request for Training Authority form (completed form will contain contact info, parent initials in block 6, insurance info, and parent signature in block 9).

o    Completed Parental Release of Liability form if under 18 

    (Under 18 Waiver)

·         If Cadets require medication, complete Form NSCADM 001 (Page 7/8) endorsed by the parent, unit CO, and for prescription medications, the family physician signature as well. Read the Medication page very carefully!

 Medical Supplement Form

·         If Cadets require ADA accommodation, complete form NSCADM 001 (Page 9/10) endorsed by the parent, unit CO.

 Accommodation Form 

·         Adult Staff/Escort Officers shall upload (to Magellan) the Adult Release of Liability form if over 18 (click on this link)

Adult Staff Waiver

·         All checks and applications must be processed by December 11th. Quotas are given on a first come first serve basis as each quota is CONFIRMED.

 ·       Base Access Form: Naval Station Newport is a military installation with very strict access controls.  For all civilians 18+ wishing access to this installation (i.e. drop-off, pick up, or graduation) you must complete a SECNAV 5512 security screening form, complete ALL remaining yellow highlighted fields, and allow a background check to be performed. (Click on this link to open the form.)  Note: If you don't want to fill out this form, or no background check is performed, then you will drop and pick up Cadets outside Gate 1 and call the COTC at 617.240.6361 to be picked up

Base Access Form  upload completed forms to Magellan or you can email to the training Security Coordinator ENS Ken Roberts at  Call him 631-714-0765 if you have any questions on this process.

STEP 4:   Stand by for review and approval of your application.

  • The COTC will review your application once it is received.

  • If everything is complete and satisfactory, the COTC will update your Magellan status from Confirmed to Approved. Once you are marked Approved, you now finally have a seat at POLA/EMS. Congratulations!

  • If your application is not correct or not complete, your status will remain as Confirmed. Your entire package will be returned to you by first-class mail, and you will need to re-submit your application once the errors/omissions are corrected. NOTE: ATC New England does not and will not hold incomplete packages on behalf of cadets--this is out of fairness to other cadets. Rejected applications go to the back of the line.
  • If you are deemed ineligible to attend training (see Step 1 above), the COTC will change your status to Denied in Magellan.

STEP 5:   Once approved, make travel arrangements and prepare for training.

  • Carefully read the Travel page, and submit the Google Form on that page.
  • Review the Seabag List. Order your PT Uniform (if you haven't already) and assemble all other gear in coordination with your home unit. You may contact the COTC with any specific questions about items on the list / not on the list.
  • Ensure you bring your training/service jacket and include the following required forms:
         o    Signed NSCTNG 001 Request for Training Authority with CO endorsement
         o    Updated Medical History form within 30 days of training

Medical History

o    Copy of completed Medications form NSCADM 001 (Page 7/8) 

o    Copy of completed ADA Accommodation form NSCADM 001 (Page 9/10)

o    Copy of Cadet/Family health insurance card

o    Extra lock key taped inside

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