University of Alaska Southeast

Course Description

Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch - RFPNW

Code and NumberMTR - 226
PrerequisitesMust be able to read and write fluently in the English Language.

This course is USCG approved. Students receive training in lookout duties, helm commands and duties of a mariner on a navigational watch. This course meets STCW & USCG requirements for RFPNW. Students will complete helm and lookout checkoffs in class and must complete 60 days of seatime performing bridge watchkeeping duties after finishing the class to receive their certificate.

Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch - RFPNW Checkoffs
Mariners who are interested in completing helm check-offs at our Ketchikan Ship Simulator Lab should contact Ketchikan Maritime Center at 907-228-4568 to arrange a date and time. Cost for this training is $145.00


Coast Guard Licensing

Complete information regarding licensing can be found on the Coast Guard National Maritime Center website. The checklist for RFPNW is also available through the Coast Guard website. 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 questions. Other useful phone numbers are below: