Radar Observer and ARPA Course
Radar Observer Unlimited Course
$600
4-days
This USCG approved course will satisfy the requirements for a Radar
Observer Unlimited endorsement, including the STCW Radar Task
Assessments for OICNW on seagoing vessels greater than 500 GT.
Combined Radar Unlimited and ARPA Course
$900
7-days
This USCG approved course will satisfy the requirements of for a
Radar Observer Unlimited endorsement AND the USCG ARPA training
requirements, including the STCW Radar and ARPA Task
Assessments for OICNW on seagoing vessels greater than 500 GT.
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) Course
$600
4-days
This USCG approved course will satisfy the USCG ARPA training
requirements, including the STCW ARPA Task Assessments for
OICNW on seagoing vessels greater than 500 GT.

  • Mariners taking this course must hold a Radar Observer Unlimited
    Endorsement.
Radar Recertification Course
$200
1-day
This Radar Observer Recertification course will satisfy the
requirements for the renewal of any radar observer endorsement,
Unlimited, Inland, or Rivers.


New Regulations Effective 2019 provide another renewal option.
    46 CFR 11.480 (g) The Coast Guard will accept on-board training
    and experience through acceptable documentary evidence of 1
    year of relevant sea service within the last 5 years in a position that
    routinely uses radar for navigation and collision avoidance
    purposes on vessels equipped with radar as meeting the refresher
    or re-certification requirements.
Professional Requirements
A Radar Observer Endorsement is required to sail as deck watch
officer on towing vessels, or on inspected vessels greater than 300
GRT.

ARPA training is an STCW requirement to sail as deck watch officer on
ARPA equipped vessels.

It is highly recommended that mariners taking the Radar Observer or
Combined Radar Observer and ARPA Course either:
  • Hold an MMC Officer endorsement
  • Have a valid course completion certificate from an approved course.
  • Have good chart navigation plotting skills.
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We do Able Seaman and Radar too!
We are here to help you meet your professional maritime license goals.

Call (503) 841-6066 to register or for more information.
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