Celestial Navigation Course
Approval Language: CELESTIAL NAVIGATION (OPERATIONAL LEVEL)
Any applicant who has successfully completed your 80-hour Celestial Navigation (Operational Level) course will satisfy ONE of the following: (1) the Celestial Navigation training requirements for certification as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); --OR-- (2) if presented WITHIN ONE YEAR of the completion of training, the celestial navigation problems AND the Navigation General examination requirements to increase the scope of a license as Mate 500/1600 Gross Tons from Near Coastal to Oceans (exam modules 186XX and 187XX); --OR-- (3) if presented WITHIN ONE YEAR of the completion of training, the celestial navigation problems AND the Navigation and Deck General examination requirements to increase the scope of a license as Master 500/1600 Gross Tons from Near Coastal to Oceans (exam modules 206XX and 207XX). The practical assessments in this course will be accepted as the equivalent of assessments OICNW-1-1E, and OICNW-1-1F from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table AII/1 of the STCW Code. Applicants who have successfully completed your course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.
USCG Approved: Celestial Navigation Course
- Course Attendance: 90% required
- Testing: All testing is completed at Alaska Waters Consulting. Testing with the Coast Guard is not required.
- Certification: Upon successful completion (attendance and passing required exams), you will receive a Certificate of Training valid for one year from the date thereon. This certificate is submitted to a USCG Regional Exam Center along with a completed USCG Application.
Tuition is $1000 for this Alaska Waters Course and includes student handbook, instruction, exams, and assistance with USCG Application. Reduced rates for the Coast Guard Physical and NIDA 5 Drug testing are available for Alaska Waters students. Books and tools can be purchased if desired. Career consulting is included with no additional charge.