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USCG/STCW Approved Licensing and Safety Training in Edmonds

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Established in 2001, Compass Courses Maritime Training provides USCG approved licensing and safety training on a frequent and consistent schedule. Since its inception, Compass Courses has trained 12000+ mariners in 20 USCG/STCW approved courses. The facilities include multiple classrooms, full-size lifeboat, gravity davit and a TRANSAS simulator system for Radar training (RFPNW).

Compass Courses passion is to provide current and future seafarers with the knowledge, understanding and proficiencies they require to be successful and safe through quality training on a reliable schedule. The Compass Courses offers a Scholarship Program which is designed to provide professional mariners an opportunity to earn a scholarship to the Compass Courses training program of their choice. The award is offered once every two months.

Training Programs

  • Basic Safety Training (BST)/BST Refresher Courses: Basic Fire Fighting; Personal Survival Techniques (PST); First Aid & CPR; and, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR).
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (32 Hours): Advanced firefighting tactics and strategy, Ventilation, Large hose line handling, Multiple story firefighting, Search and rescue, and, Confined space rescue.
  • Able Seaman: Rules of the Road, Aids to Navigation and Charts, Lookout & Helmsman, Deck General, Deck Safety, and, Marlinspike.
  • PSC Lifeboatman (32 hours): This Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman course teaches you the practical and procedural aspects of survival craft.
  • Original Radar Observer (Unlimited) Course (5 days): This course trains students in the proper use of radar for risk assessment, collision avoidance, and navigation.
  • Radar Observer Recertification (1 day): The course is approved for Unlimited, Inland and Rivers Recertification.
  • Bridge Resource Management (3 days): This course provides training to mariners seeking an STCW endorsement at the management and operational (Master license/Mate license) levels on vessels over 500 Gross Tons ITC. This is a non-simulator based course.
  • RFPNW (12 hours): This 12-hour course satisfies the training requirements of the STCW Regulation A-II/4 and Section A-II/4 for certification as Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch Restricted to Lookout Duties only.
  • 100/200 Ton Captains Licensing: 100 Ton Master Inland/Near Coastal; Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV); and, 200 Ton Master Inland/Near Coastal.
  • Crowd Management (4 hours): Crowd Management (Includes Ro-Ro) is for all personnel designated on muster lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on passenger ships.
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Upgrade (16 hours): The rules and regulations for Uninspected Towing Vessels and Barges, Towing gear, fittings and towing terminology, Tugboat design, capabilities and towing hazards, and, Towing operations safety.
  • Crisis Management & Human Behavior (other than Ro-Ro) (8 hours): Organize shipboard emergency procedures, Optimize the use of resources, Control response to emergencies, Control passengers and other personnel during emergency situations, and, Establish and maintain effective communications.
  • Fishing Vessel Drill Instructor: This course provides the foundation for conducting effective monthly drills onboard as required by 46 CFR 28.270(c).
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