2019 Course Schedule

Basic Safety Training as mandated by the IMO's STCW 95 is required of all mariners. As of February 1, 2002, CMES may no longer conduct the abridged assessment course for the STCW 95 Basic Safety Training. In compliance with STCW Table A-VI/1 to 1-4 students must now attend the full 40-hour Basic Safety Training course consisting of USCG practical demonstrations in the following four categories:

1) Personal Survival
2) Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
3) Elementary First Aid (includes CPR)
4) Personal Safety and Social Responsiblities

Successful completion of these modules will result in the issuance of certificates that entitle you to receive an STCW 95 endorsement from the USCG.

Calhoon MEBA Engineering School has developed a study guide to prepare you for the practical demonstrations and multiple-choice exams that prove your competence in the required areas. The study guide will be available to incoming students their first day of class. Written exams will be administered, lectures will be given, and you will be assessed by practical demonstrations of your knowledge and abilities.

 

Course Capacity: 10 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements:

To participate in any of the STCW modules you must be physically "Fit for Duty." If you know that you are claustrophobic or have a physical problem that would prevent you from wearing or using a self-contained breathing apparatus, you should consult with the instructor prior to enrolling in the class.

A swimsuit will be needed for the water-related activities of this program. It is very important to note that critical elements of the assessment for the Personal Survival requirement are the ability to float for 2 minutes without a lifejacket and the ability to jump from a height into the water. Non-swimmers or poor swimmers should prepare for this class before arriving at the school. Failure to perform these elements will prevent you from earning certification and subsequently receiving your STCW endorsement from the USCG.

USCG Approval:

Any applicant who has successfully completed the Basic Fire Fighting (MEBAMD-53) course will satisfy:

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per STCW Code, as amended 2010 Section A-VI/1;
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(2) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(2);
  • Basic Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2) [Basic only] and 46 CFR 11.201(h)(3);
  • The Fire Fighting requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3), 13.401(d), and 13.501(c)(3); AND,
  • The practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines for STCW Code, as amended 2010 Table A-VI/1-2, as documented in the Basic Fire Fighting section of NVIC 08-14.

Applicants who have successfully completed the course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

 

Any applicant who successfully completes the First Aid & CPR (MEBAMD-197) course will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Elementary First Aid per STCW Code Table A-VI/1-3;
  • Elementary First Aid per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(3) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(3); and the first aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1); AND
  • Have performed the equivalent of all practical demonstrations as guided within the Elementary First Aid section of the Basic Training NVIC 08-14.

Applicants are not required to present completed record of assessment sheets when applying for the STCW endorsement.

 

Any applicant who successfully completes the Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (MEBAMD-359) course will satisfy the Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities competency and training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(4) and 12.602(a)(4); AND have performed all assessment tasks as guided by the applicable section within the Basic Training NVIC 08-14.

Applicants are not required to present completed record of assessment sheets when applying for the STCW endorsement.

 

Any applicant who successfully completes the Personal Survival Techniques (MEBAMD-363) course will satisfy the Personal Survival Techniques training and competency requirements of STCW Code, as amended 2010, Section A-VI/1 and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(1) and 46 CFR 602(a)(1) AND have performed all practical demonstrations as guided by the applicable section within the Basic Training NVIC 08-14.

Applicants are not required to present completed record of assessment sheets when applying for the STCW endorsement.