Any coursework or testing required for USCG license or other regulatory requirement.

Welcome to the USCG Accepted - Conducting Mariner Assessment Program.  This on-line training program has been reviewed by the USCG and meets the requirement of Coast Guard Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 19-14, Policy On Qualified Assessors for persons who will assess the competency of candidates for STCW endorsements.  In addition, this course also meets the 'training' requirements for Designated Examiner aboard towing vessels.  The following links provide further details:

--> USCG Training and Assessment Homepage

--> Designated Examiner Qualifications (for towing vessels)

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--> Qualified Assessor 

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Download this handy reference now (USCG Assessor's Manual for Conducting Mariner Assessments 2000)!

*** Download this SAMPLE LETTER TO NMC to request your QA ***

Conducting Mariner Assessment (3 hour course) is designed to familiarize the deck officer (usually a chief mate or master) with the contents of the U.S. Coast Guard's "Assessor's Manual for Conducting Mariner Assessments" and techniques, procedures, and practices in conducting assessments on board ship. It prepares the attendee for acting as a shipboard assessor.

What You Will Learn

  • The Purpose of Conducting Assessments
  • The Role of the Assessor
  • The Process of Conducting Assessments
  • Components of an assessment
  • Preparation for assessment
  • Observation of performance
  • Determining & explaining results of assessment
  • Conducting a fair assessment
  • Dealing with individuals in a professional manner
  • Managing paperwork
  • Discussion of record-keeping
  • Specify assessment objectives
  • Determine assessment methods
  • Specify assessment conditions
  • Develop performance measures, standards, & criteria
  • Prepare assessment materials

(Enrollment Cost- $175)

USCG Acceptance Letter