Mariners taking the Radar Observer or Combined Radar Observer and
ARPA Course must either hold an MMC Officer endorsement, valid
course completion certificate, OR have good chart navigation plotting
skills.

Radar Observer Unlimited Course ...

This USCG approved course will satisfy the requirements for a Radar
Observer Unlimited endorsement.

Combined Radar Observer Unlimited and ARPA Course ...

This USCG approved course will satisfy the requirements of for a
Radar Observer Unlimited endorsement AND the USCG ARPA
training requirements.

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) Course ...

This USCG approved course will satisfy the USCG ARPA training
requirements. Mariners taking this course must hold a Radar
Observer Unlimited Endorsement.
  • A FREE radar recertification certificate may be included upon
    request.

USCG Course Approvals ...

Any applicant who successfully completes your Radar Observer (Unlimited) (COLPAC-399)
course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(d) for an endorsement as
Radar Observer (Unlimited) and of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ii); 11.317(a)(3)(vi); 11.319(a)(4)(ii);
and 11.321(a)(3)(vi) for the STCW Code as amended 2010, endorsements. The following
practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be the
equivalent of the National Assessment Guidelines TASKS, as documented in NVIC 12-14: 1.4.
A; 1.4.B; 3.2.A; 3.2.B; 3.3.A; 3.4.A; 3.4.B; 3.4.C; 3.4.D; 3.4.E; 3.4.F; 3.4.G; 3.4.H. Any
approved instructor may assess the above tasks during the delivery of the course. Student
assessment sheets or the students’ formal Record of Assessments for the above tasks do not
need to be submitted.

Any applicant who successfully completes your Combined Radar Observer (Unlimited) & ARPA
(COLPAC-730) course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(d) for an
endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited) and of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ii); 11.317(a)(3)(vi);
11.319(a)(4)(ii); and 11.321(a)(3)(vi) for the STCW Code as amended 2010, endorsements;
AND, The ARPA training requirements for STCW Code, as amended 2010, endorsements of
the following: 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiv); 46
CFR 11.311(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(v); 46 CFR 11.317(a)(3)
(vii); 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(viii); 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(vii); AND, The following Tasks from
Enclosure (2) to NAVIC 12-14; 1.4.A; 1.4.B; 3.2.A; 3.2.B; 3.3.A; 3.4; 3.5.A; 3.6. Applicants who
have successfully completed your course need not present completed “Task Control Sheets”
for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Any applicant who has successfully completed your Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
(COLPAC-37) course will satisfy the ARPA training requirements of the following: 46 CFR
11.305(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiv); 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(viii);
46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(v); 46 CFR 11.317(a)(3)(vii); 46 CFR 11.319(a)
(4)(viii); and 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(vii). The following practical assessments performed during
this course have been determined to be equivalent of the National Assessment Guidelines
Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 Guidelines on Qualifications For STCW Endorsements
of Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More: 3.5.A; 3.6.A; 3.6.B;
3,6,C; 3.6.D; 3.6.E; 3.6.F; 3.6.G; 3.6.H; 3.6.I; 3.6.J; 3.6.K; 3.6.L; 3.6.M.
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10580 SE Washington Street - Portland, OR 97216
Located just east of the 205 Mall off Interstate 205 on SE
Washington Street.

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