Course Schedules
  • The BST Refresher course is required for mariners renewing their license that do NOT have 1 year of sea time in the last 5 years.
  • This one-week course combines the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher, Basic Safety Training Refresher, and Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher courses. Students registering for this class must take all three parts.
  • Students attending the BST Refresher class should plan on a full day of training on the last day of class.  Due to the volume of material covered in this class, students will not be finished on Friday until approximately 5:00 PM.
    • Students who are driving should not expect to leave campus until Friday evening.
    • Students who are flying should book their flights for Saturday.

 

Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher

This 16 hour course is designed for those mariners who have a valid STCW Advanced Fire Fighting endorsement but do not have one year of sea time in the last five years and need to renew their STCW endorsement for Advanced Fire Fighting.  The curriculum of this course provides refresher training for officers assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to firefighting leadership and command. Additionally it will reacquaint the student with the National Integrated Incident Management System (NIIMS), fire suppression planning, incident strategies and associated tasks.
 

Basic Safety Training Refresher

This 24 hour course is designed for those mariners who have a valid STCW Basic Safety Training endorsement but do not have one year of sea time in the last five years and need to renew their STCW endorsement for Basic Safety Training.  The curriculum of this course provides refresher training for officers and will cover the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiencies, as deemed applicable by the Coast Guard, for the STCW Competencies of: Personal Survival Techniques and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.
 

Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher

This 16 hour course is designed for those mariners who have a valid STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboatman) endorsement but do not have one year of sea time in the last five years and need to renew their STCW endorsement for Proficiency in Survival Craft.  The curriculum of this course provides refresher training for officers and will cover the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiencies, as deemed applicable by the Coast Guard, for the STCW Competencies of: Taking Charge of a Survival Craft, Operating a Survival Craft Engine, Applying First Aid to Survivors and Using Locating Devices.
 

Note: Members holding a "Not Fit For Duty" slip are not eligible to take this course.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: STCW Basic Training and Proficiency in Survival Craft endorsements are a prerequisite for this course.

Special Requirements: Long pants, socks, work boots, and swimming attire are required for this course.

USCG Approval: 

Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher:
Any applicant who has successfully completed our Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher (MEBAMD-697) course will satisfy:

  • The Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(h), and 11.303(e); AND
  • The standards of competence required by STCW Code Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 09-14.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Basic Training Refresher:
Any applicant who has successfully completed our Basic Training Refresher (MEBAMD-68) course will satisfy:

  • The Basic Training continued standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.302(e) and 12.602(e) for mariners who have previously held a Basic Training endorsement under STCW Code Section A-VI/1 but cannot meet the requirement for 1 year of sea service in the last 5 years; STCW Code Section A-VI/1 and Tables A-VI/1-1, 1-2, 1-3, and 1-4, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 08-14(Ch-1) all Tasks.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher:
Any applicant who has successfully completed our Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher (MEBAMD-749) course will satisfy:

  • The Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) continued standards of competence required by 46 CFR 12.613(b)(4) and the Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats-Limited (PSC-Limited) continued standards of competence required by 46 CFR 12.615(b)(4) for mariners who have previously held a PSC/PSC-Limited endorsement under STCW Code Section A-VI/2 but cannot meet the requirement for 1 year of sea service in the last 5 years; STCW Code Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 01-24; AND
  • PROVIDED this training was completed within one year of the date of application,
    • The practical demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsement as Lifeboatman or 46 CFR 12.409(b)(3) for endorsement as Lifeboatman-Limited AND
    • The refresher training course requirement of 46 CFR 10.227(e)(1)(iii) for renewal of an endorsement as Lifeboatman or Lifeboatman-Limited for mariners who cannot meet the requirement for 1 year of sea service in the last 5 years.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

The sea service requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(2) and 12.409(b)(2), and the written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) and 12.409(b)(3) for original endorsement as Lifeboatman or Lifeboatman-Limited must be met and are not part of this approval.