The Elkins Story
Elkins Holdings LLC
The Elkins’ companies were created with a goal to deliver multifaceted world class
training and services that improve people’s lives.
The name Elkins is a familiar monogram associated with a long history of
In 1994, Elkins formed a strategic alliance with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Dallas, Texas, establishing the first satellite interactive public access training network. Additionally, the Institute received a national contract from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue commercial examinations for aviation, communication and maritime professionals, subsequently certifying these individuals for federal licensing. These two partnerships led to the establishment of 150 examination sites in U.S. and its territories worldwide, and over 50 interactive satellite sites across the U.S.
Elkins Institute was purchased by BFT Training Unlimited, Inc. in 1997, and the Elkins company headquarters relocated from Texas to California. Although many of our organizations are decentralized, all entities are now under the umbrella of Elkins Holdings LLC. Elkins currently provides technical training, licensing and certification to international organizations, national administrations and non-governmental organizations, individuals and businesses primarily in the maritime and aviation industry throughout the world.
Elkins Marine Training International (EMTI)
Elkins Training Company
Elkins Training Company (ETC) conducts training courses including FCC License Preparatory Courses throughout the U.S. and across the globe. ETC provides training classes for maritime academies, unions and Fortune 500 aviation and maritime companies.
We pride ourselves in extraordinary client services.
Through its Elkins Institute (EI) division, BFT Training Unlimited, Inc. functions as a Commercial Operator License Examination Manager (COLEM) for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S.
EI has over 150 affiliate sites that provide FCC classes and/or license exams: individual examiners, colleges and aviation/technical schools. EI also publishes FCC license exam Study Guides, and is an official representative for all publications of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
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