Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW)

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Class Information
Official Title: 
Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch Program (ALAVTC-415)
U.S. Coast Guard and STCW Approved Class - one week

Any applicant successfully completing the Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch Program, including all practical assessments will satisfy the service, training and assessment requirements of 46 CFR 12.05-3(c) and Table A-II/4 of the STCW Code, Specification of Minimum Standard of Competence for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW).


Applicants for RFPNW STCW certification must provide evidence of either:


Either six months of approved, seagoing service that includes training and experience associated with navigational watch keeping functions and involves duties carried out under the direct supervision of the master, officer in charge or a navigational watch (OICNW), or qualified ratings; or

Satisfactory completion of AVTEC’s RFPNW course plus a minimum of two months approved seagoing service (completed within 12 months of the class): performing bridge watch keeping duties under the supervision of the master or OICNW. NMC Policy letter 14-02 contains additional guidance on this topic.  The AVTEC RFPNW course completion certificate will not be issued until satisfactory evidence of the approved seagoing service has been submitted to AVTEC.


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Training Times: 
M-F 0830 to 1530
Training Days: 
Training Hours: 
Program Cost: 
Tuition Books NOT provided by AVTEC Room & Board Student Service Fee Supplies Tech Fee Total
$1,200 N/A N/A $410 N/A N/A N/A $1,610
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