Able Seaman (ALAVTC-1)

Official Title
Able Seaman (ALAVTC-1)
U.S. Coast Guard Approved Class
Pathway
Able Seaman Seafarer Pathway
Master/Mate Seafarer Pathway

This course prepares students for the Able Seaman's examination. A minimum of 180 days of qualifying sea service required to qualify for an entry level Able Seaman Endorsement (AB OSV). Applicants successfully completing this course will satisfy the written examination requirements of 46CFR 12.05-9 for any Able Seaman endorsement.

Able Seaman (AB) is a deck rating that requires qualifying sea service experience and training. The AB rating that you receive will be based on your qualifying sea service experience. All AB ratings require the mariner to complete an approved Life Boatman (Proficiency in Survival Craft) Course and one or more elements of an approved Basic Training (BT) course.

 

  • AB Unlimited requires 1080 days of qualifying sea service experience on the deck of vessels operating on ocean waters.
  • AB Limited requires 540 days of qualifying sea service experience on the deck of vessels greater than 100 gross tons operating on ocean waters.
  • AB Special requires 360 days of qualifying sea service experience on vessels operating on the federally navigable inland waters of the US or onocean waters.
  • AB Fishing requires 180 days of qualifying sea service experience on the deck of vessels operating on ocean waters or the federally navigable inland waters of the US.
  • AB OSV (Offshore Supply Vessel) requires 180 days of qualifying sea service experience on the deck of vessels operating on ocean waters or on the federally navigable inland waters of the US.

Note: AB endorsements will also require additional Basic Training, Proficiency in Survival Craft, and Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch training depending upon the level of certification required.

 

Training Times
M-F 0830 to 1530
Training Days
10
Training Hours
60.00
Training Dates
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Cost of Course
Tuition
$650
Room and Board
$1020
Books (Provided by AVTEC)
$83
Total Cost
$1753.00