ARPA COURSE (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids)

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Course Length: (4 Days)
Tuition: $ 650.00

Course Description

This course is required for deck officers of vessels that are equipped with ARPA. This course teaches the use of ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) for information assessment, navigation, and collision avoidance.

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) course will satisfy the ARPA training requirements of the following:

  • 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); and 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(vii).
  • AND the standard of competence for tasks 3.1, 3.2.A, 3.2.B, 3.3.A, 3.4, 3.5.A, and 3.6 of NVIC 12-14 (Ch-1) AND task 5.1 from NVIC 10-14 (Ch-2) and 11-14 (Ch-1). Applicants are not required to present completed record of assessment sheets when applying for the STCW

Course Objectives

A.M.S. uses state of the art modern TRANSAS / Wartsila training simulators. The student will use this equipment to learn and satisfy the required skills training and certification for ARPA.

  • ENTRY STANDARDS: This course is intended for mariners currently holding a Radar Observer certification. They will be asked to provide proof of previous certification.
Location Date
Crystal River, FL TBD
Melbourne/ FL TBD

ARPA Registration deposit


Your Registration/Deposit is non-refundable but, is transferable to any other class.

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