Junior Engineer Seafarer Pathway

  • Basic Training (BT) - (5 days) USCG approved Basic Training is a STCW course that nearly all mariners need to enter into the maritime industry.  No Sea Service Days required.
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) - (1 day) VPDSD is a USCG approved course required to sail in international waters.  No Sea Service Days required.
  • Junior Engineer QMED - (60 days) USCG approve comprehensive hands on course for Junior Engineer QMED rating.
  • Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch Assessments (RFPEW) – (5 day) Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch Assessments is a USCG approved assessment only course that should be taken only after taking the QMED course. This course is required to sail in international waters.

After successfully completing the above courses the mariner will need to submit all certificates to the USCG for final approval and Merchant Mariner Credentialing. If mariner passes USCG application process the mariner will receive a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with the domestic rating of Junior Engineer QMED and will possess the required certifications to sail on international voyages. After receiving these credentials and sailing for one year the mariner will be able to obtain international rating of Able Seafarer Deck.

Below are additional courses that may be required depending on the type of vessel employed on. Please speak with Maritime Admissions Representative about course details and requirements.

Tankship-Dangerous Liquids – (5 day) USCG approved course.

Advanced Fire Fighting – (5 day) USCG approved course.

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