Welcome to Northeast Maritime Institute’s Online Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboatman) Course.
This online program includes all required course theory through presentations, reference material, videos and quizzes in the required subject areas. We recommend downloading the reference materials so you have access to them during the course, especially the CFR reference material, which lists requirements for items to be carried in a lifeboat/liferaft, which will appear on your quizzes. A completion receipt will be issued upon completion of the online portion with directions for scheduling the required practical assessments** and examinations with Northeast Maritime Institute. USCG approval requires on-site assessment and examination.
This courses meets the requirements of both U.S. 46 CFR 12 Subpart 10.1 as well as STCW95 Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1. Required U.S. assessments for Proficiency in Survival Craft located in NVIC 04-14 are also covered.
Objective: To provide the necessary background and knowledge of the subjects concerning the requirements and duties of a Lifeboatman. Upon completion of the online portion of the course, assessments and exam, the student will receive a certificate of completion, to be recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard for a Proficiency in Survival Craft certificate and an endorsement for proficiency in survival craft, meeting the requirements of the STCW Code Section A-VI/2 and A-VI/2-1.
** Practical assessments include launching and recovering a lifeboat, demonstrating oar commands, rowing a lifeboat and starting and stopping a lifeboat engine.