Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids

Course Summary:

The course is intended for candidates who hold or will hold a USCG Merchant Mariner’s license and are operation or will operate vessels equipped with ARPA.

Course Length:

4 Days

Class Size:

6 Students

Pre-Registration is Required

Cost:

$795

Prerequisites:

This course is principally for candidates who hold or will hold a USCG Merchant Mariner’s License and operating vessels that require ARPA certification. Students are expected to be able to read and speak English. Students must meet the citizenship requirements listed in  46 CFR 10.221.

Course Details:

Any applicant who successfully completes our Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (CMTIVA-37) course will satisfy:

46 cfr 11.305(a)(3)(vi);46 cfr 11.307(a)(3)(vi);46 cfr 11.309(a)(4)(xiv);46 cfr 11.311(a)(3)(viii);46 cfr 11.313(a)(3)(viii);46 cfr 11.315(a)(3)(v);46 cfr 11.317(a)(3)(vii);46 cfr 11.319(a)(4)(viii);46 cfr 11.321(a)(3)(viii); and

The ARPA standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.305(a)(2), 11.307(a)(2), 11.309(a)(3), 11.311(a)(2), 11.313(a)(2), 11.315(a)(2), and 11.319(a)(3); and

The ARPA standards of competence required by STCW Code Section A-II/I and A-II/2 and Tables A-II/1 and A-II/2, as amended 2010, meeting the National Guidelines from:

  • NVIC’s 10-14 (Ch-2), 11-14(Ch-2), and 03-18 Task 5.1; and
  • NVIC’s 12-14 (Ch-3) and 02-18 Tasks 3.5A and 3.6

The following topics are covered in the course:

  • Radar Plotting
  • Theory and demonstration of ARPA system characteristics and target data
  • Set up, Maintain, Utilize Radar / ARPA

Examination:

A written examination as well as assessments will be given at the end of the course.

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