Course Length: 32 hours
Prerequisite: Previously passed Basic Safety Training
Proficiency in USCG & STCW a 4-day USCG & STCW approved course that provides students with the knowledge, understanding, and proficiency required to take charge of a survival craft during and after launching. Topics include all the knowledge and duties associated with management of the preparation, embarkation, launching, and taking command of a lifeboat under oars or power, or an inflatable life raft.
Students who successfully complete the course will satisfy the standard of competence requirement of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW, as amended 2010, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC.
The practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of ALL of National Assessment Guidelines TASK’s, as documented in NVIC 04-14 Guidelines on Qualifications for STCW Endorsements for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats