This course is approved by the USCG. It enables students to study the course material at home via personal computer and when ready, come in and take the test.
Once the mariner has completed review of the course material, he/she can make an appointment to come in and take the test in Ketchikan by e-mailing Dale Miller at email@example.com or Neil Nickerson in Juneau at firstname.lastname@example.org . The final exam must be taken at UAS Ketchikan or UAS Juneau. It consists of a paper plot and a simulator exercise.
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Once registered for the class, students can access the online material. Click HERE for instructions on how to do that. A good book to review is: Real Time Method of Radar Plotting by Max H. Carpenter.
Complete information regarding licensing can be found at www.uscg.mil/stcw You can also contact the USCG National Maritime Center Help Desk at 1-888-427-5662. Personnel there are very helpful and happy to answer your licensing questons. Other useful phone numbers are below.
UAS Ketchikan Marine Transportation Office: 907.228.4568
Ketchikan USCG Marine Safety Office: 907.225.4496
Juneau USCG Regional Exam Center: 907.463.2458
Nationwide Exam Centers Contact Information: Click Here