University of Alaska Southeast

Course Description

Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman

GroupSurvival Craft
Code and NumberMTR - 220

Must be able to read/write in the English Language. 

Must be able to perform physical proficiencies.


This USCG approved course provides classroom and hands-on training in the use of lifeboats, life rafts and survival gear.  It meets CFR and STCW requirements for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Lifeboatman.


Good raingear and boots, hats & gloves are required as significant time will be spent outdoors launching, retrieving and rowing lifeboats.

Coast Guard Licensing

Complete information regarding licensing can be found on the Coast Guard National Maritime Center 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.