Electronics Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Electronics Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Course Summary:

This course intends to provide the knowledge, skill and understanding of ECDIS and electronic charts to the thorough extent needed to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is ECDIS. The course emphasizes both the application and learning of ECDIS in a variety of underway contexts. This is achieved through sophisticated navigation simulation that provides each trainee with unrestrained access to own ship operations integrated with a complete type-approved ECDIS with numerous chart formats

Course Length:

4 Days (35 Hours)

Class Size:

6 Students

Pre-Registration is Required





Course Details:

Any student successfully completing this course and presenting the course completion certificate to the U.S. Coast Guard within one year from the date of graduation will satisfy the requirements of:;

46 cfr 11.305(a)(3)(vii) and (b)(2);46 cfr 11.307(a)(3)(vii) and (b)(2);46 cfr 11.309(a)(4)(xvi) and (b)(2);46 cfr 11.311(a)(3)(vii) and (b)(2);46 cfr 11.313(a)(3)(vii) and (b)(2);46 cfr 11.315(a)(3)(iv)and (b)(2);46 cfr 11.317(a)(3)(v) and (b)(2);46 cfr 11.319(4)(x)(viii) and (b)(2);46 cfr 11.321(a)(3)(v) and (b)(2); and Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, specifically NVIC 10-14 Task No. 6.1A, 6.2A, 6.3A,6.4A, 6.5A, 6.6A, 6.7A NVIC 12-12 Tasks 4.1A and 4.2.A, NVIC 13-14 (1.7A)

This course is designed for mariners employed on vessels equipped with modern ECDIS navigation systems but contains valuable information and practical exercises for those who have simple ECD only systems. The course is also of value to individuals who require a knowledge of electronic navigation and charting procedures.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Introduction to ECDIS, legal aspects and req
  • IMO requirements and performance
  • ECDIS input devices
  • Chart displays
  • ECDIS system and features
  • Precautions
  • Simulation excersises


One 20 question examination requiring a passing score of 70% will be administered and administration of assessment.