46 CFR 11.304 - Substitution of training for required service, use of training-record books, and use of towing officer assessment records.

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§ 11.304 Substitution of training for required service, use of training-record books, and use of towing officer assessment records.
(a) Satisfactory completion of certain training courses approved by the Commandant may be substituted for a portion of the required service for many deck and engineer officer endorsements and for qualified rating endorsements. The list of all currently approved courses of instruction, including the equivalent service and applicable endorsements, is maintained by the National Maritime Center. Satisfactory completion of an approved training course may be substituted for not more than two-thirds of the required service on deck or in the engine department for deck or engineer officer endorsements, respectively, and qualified rating endorsements.
(b) Service time gained at an approved training course does not satisfy recent service requirements nor does training on a simulator; however, any underway service at an approved course may be used for this purpose. An applicant who had met the recent service requirement before entering school will not be penalized by attending the approved training course.
(c) Training obtained before receiving an officer endorsement may not be used for subsequent raises of grade.
(d) Simulator training in combination with a Coast Guard-approved training course may be submitted to the Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center, for evaluation and determination of equivalency to required sea service. Simulator training cannot be substituted for recency requirements, but may substitute for a maximum of 25 percent of the required service for any officer endorsement transaction.
(e) Except as provided in § 11.202 of this part, when a candidate both applies for an STCW endorsement as OICNW, on the basis of training or sea service, and uses completion of approved training to substitute for required service, then not less than one year of the remaining service must be part of approved training that meets the appropriate requirements of Chapter II of STCW (incorporated by reference, see § 11.102) and the requirements of subpart C of this part. The training of a candidate must be documented in a Coast Guard-accepted training-record book.
(f) Except as provided in § 11.202 of this part, each candidate who applies for an STCW endorsement as an OICEW on the basis of training or sea service for service on seagoing vessels, shall complete onboard training as part of approved training that meets the appropriate requirements of Chapter III of STCW (incorporated by reference, see § 11.102) and the requirements of subpart C of this part. The training must be documented in a Coast Guard-accepted training-record book.
(g) The training-record book referred to in paragraphs (e) and (f) of this section must contain at least the following:
(1) The identity of the candidate.
(2) The tasks to be performed or the skills to be demonstrated, with reference to the standards of competence set forth in the tables of the appropriate sections in part A of the STCW Code (incorporated by reference, see § 11.102).
(3) The criteria to be used in determining that the tasks or skills have been performed properly, again with reference to the standards of competence set forth in the tables of the appropriate sections in part A of the STCW Code (incorporated by reference, see § 11.102).
(4) A place for a qualified instructor to indicate by his or her initials that the candidate has received training in the proper performance of the task or skill.
(5) A place for a designated examiner to indicate by his or her initials that the candidate has successfully completed a practical demonstration and has proved competent in the task or skill under the criteria, when assessment of competence is to be documented in the record books.
(6) The identity of each qualified instructor, including any MMC endorsements, license, or document held, and the instructor's signature.
(7) The identity of each designated examiner, when any assessment of competence is recorded, including any MMC endorsement, license, or document held, and the examiner's signature confirming that his or her initials certify that he or she has witnessed the practical demonstration of a particular task or skill by the candidate.
(h) Each applicant for an endorsement as master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, and each master or mate of self-propelled vessels of greater than 200 GRT seeking an endorsement for towing vessels, shall complete a towing officers' assessment record that contains at least the following:
(1) Identification of the candidate, including full name, home address, photograph or photo-image, and personal signature.
(2) Objectives of the training and assessment.
(3) Tasks to perform or skills to demonstrate.
(4) Criteria to use in determining that the tasks or skills have been performed properly.
(5) A place for a qualified instructor or credentialed officer (with authority to operate a towing vessel) to indicate by his or her initials that the candidate has received training in the proper performance of the tasks or skills.
(6) A place for a designated examiner to indicate by his or her initials that the candidate has successfully completed a practical demonstration and has proved proficient in the task or skill under the criteria.
(7) Identification of each qualified instructor or credentialed officer (with authority to operate a towing vessel) by full name, home address, employer, job title, ship name or business address, MMC, license, or document held, and personal signature.
(8) Identification of each designated examiner by full name, home address, employer, job title, ship name or business address, serial number of the TWIC, MMC, license, or document held, and personal signature confirming that his or her initials certify that he or she has witnessed the practical demonstration of a particular task or skill by the candidate.
(i) The training-record book referred to in paragraphs (e) and (f) of this section may be maintained electronically, if the electronic record meets Coast Guard-accepted standards for accuracy, integrity, and availability.
(j) Substitution of a training program in lieu of required service for an endorsement as mate (pilot) of towing vessels is governed by § 11.465(a) and Table 11.465-1 of this part.
[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987]
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For Federal Register citations affecting § 11.304, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.fdsys.gov.

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Title 46 published on 2014-10-01

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  • 2014-10-24; vol. 79 # 206 - Friday, October 24, 2014
    1. 79 FR 63547 - Policy Implementing the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Notice of availability.
      These NVICs are effective on October 24, 2014.
      46 CFR Parts 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15