Qualified instructor means a person who has been trained in instructional techniques and is otherwise qualified to provide required training to candidates for an MMC endorsement. A faculty member employed at a State maritime academy or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy operated under 46 CFR part 310 and instructing a course on merchant marine officer or rating knowledge, understanding, or proficiency requirements is qualified to serve as a qualified instructor in his or her area of specialization without individual evaluation by the Coast Guard.
46 CFR § 10.107
With respect to part 16 of this subchapter only, if the definitions in paragraph (b) of this section differ from those set forth in 16.105, the definition set forth in 16.105 applies.