Examinations are designed to test a students knowledge and comprehension of the tasks, safety and deck general knowledge required of Able Seamen and PSC. The examinations are similar in format and content to the examinations given at the U.S. Coast Guard Regional Examination Centers (RECs) and are accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard in lieu of their examinations. The Survival Craft practical assessment meets the intent of the U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Centers Policy Letter 08-01.
Practical examinations/assessments – (all are pass/fail)
Part 1 – Complete an Eye Splice or Short Splice within 15 minutes
Part 2 – Successfully tie ten (10) knots, bends or hitches including four (4) mandatory and six (6) additional
Part 3 – Launch, operate and recover a survival craft