Course Schedules

This one-day course is designed to train the mariner with certification in visual communications. The assessment is conducted on location at CMES. The student will demonstrate proficiency in flashing light at 4 words per minute.

SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Contact the school to schedule an assessment.


Course Capacity: 1 student

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our Visual Communications (Flashing Light) (MEBAMD-542) course will satisfy:

  • The Visual Signaling training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vi) and 11.319(a)(4)(vi); AND
  • The visual communications competencies of Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; AND
  • The assessment tasks 8.1 and 8.2 in NVICs 12-14 (Ch-3) and 02-18 for an endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present a completed "Control Sheet" for this assessment in application for STCW certification.