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Personal Survival Techniques

Personal Survival Techniques

This course covers the required content for Personal Survival Techniques per the STCW Code and U.S. NVIC 08-14 under Basic Training requirements.

(This STCW course is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.)

*There is an in-person practical assessment for this course please see the assessment tab for more information*



This course provides both theoretical and practical sessions to provide the knowledge of essential prevention and survival techniques.

Learning Objectives
Topics Include: Emergency Procedures, Abandoning Ship, Survival Equipment, Liferafts and Communications.

This online course is based on a 12 hour in-person course.

Required Equipment

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel

System Requirements
Internet access is required. The preferred web browser is Google Chrome, but you may use Edge or Safari if necessary.

Course Approvals


Any applicant who successfully completes your Personal Survival Techniques (Blended) (NOREMI-872) course will satisfy:

  • The Personal Survival Techniques training and competency requirements of STCW Code, as amended 2010, Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-1, and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(1) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(1); AND,
  • The desired standard of competence for tasks 1.1.A through 1.14.N of NVIC 08-14.

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


  • Ability to swim

Mariners that require a full Basic Training program or a Basic Training Refresher program, please follow the links below:


Written Examination
This course consists of one written exam: Personal Survival Techniques. The exam contains 20 questions and requires a 70% passing score. The written exam can be taken online through HALO° Exams. You will receive 3 attempts for your exam. If you fail all 3 attempts, you must pay a retake fee of $50.00.

Practical Assessment
An in-person practical assessment is required. This assessment will take approximately 4 hours to complete.

  • U.S. Licenses
    On-site practical assessments are required per USCG approval guidelines. For scheduling, please contact our Registration Office at 508-992-4025 or at [email protected].

Assessment Facility Location
In-person assessments can be completed at the following location:

  • Northeast Maritime Institute: Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA

Upcoming Scheduled Dates:

  • April 16- Full Waitlist Available
  • May 9 -Full Waitlist Available
  • May 28 – Full Waitlist Available
  • June 20
  • July 9
  • August 1
  • September 12
  • October 1
  • October 29
  • November 12
  • December 5