Course Length:8 hours
This 1-day Basic Training Revalidation course meets the minimum standard of competence for Basic Training PROVIDED that the individual has at least 360 DAYS of QUALIFYING SEA SERVICE in the last 5 years on vessels that are REQUIRED to hold regular fire, emergency, and abandon ship drills, and has been previously certified per Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. For U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential holders. Sea time on recreational vessels that are not subject to STCW must submit actual proof of drills. You must refer to the U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center requirements for Renewal of Basic Training: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/NMC/pdfs/checklists/mcp_fm_nmc5_241_web.pdf
The following is a list of required Performance Standards and Assessments for Basic Training Classes. Candidates must pass the assessments to receive a completion certificate and will have two further attempts within 90 days to complete any incomplete portion, in order to receive a completion certificate.
The candidate demonstrates proper donning of all the following equipment in 3 minutes:
1. Flash hood,
2. Turnout pants and boots;
3. Turnout coat;
4. Helmet, and
Tread water remain afloat without aid for at least 1 minute.
Don a lifesaving PFD in 1 minute, properly fitted, positioned, and secured.
Don an immersion suit in 2 minutes, properly fitted, positioned, and secured.
Successfully right an inverted life raft and complete all the following within 10 minutes:
1. Swim to boarding ramp;
2. Grab boarding straps;
3. Kick legs while pulling self into raft; and
4. Board raft
Please Note: This course requires that you participate in practical assessments. You will be getting into the swimming pool and will need to bring a change of clothes, towel and a light jacket. Thank you.