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Mariners Learning System™ Deck License Renewal Course Overview

Discussion in 'Trips and Marketplace for Captains' started by MarinersSchool, May 18, 2010.

  1. MarinersSchool

    MarinersSchool Captain

    To renew your OUPV or 25/50/100 Ton Master License you must be able to show 360 days (one year) of service during the five years your license was issued. The service must be verified by completing the USCG Sea Service form or by providing a letter from a vessel owner/company verifying your sea service. Many license holders find themselves nearing renewal but for various reasons cannot meet the Coast Guards one year service requirement.

    The Coast Guard does allow the licensee to take and pass a comprehensive open-book exam in lieu of showing the qualifying service. The open-book exam is mailed out by the Coast Guard to the individual and then upon completion they mail it back to the Coast Guard for their review. The Coast Guard cost for taking this open book exam is $45.00. The problem many have with the open-book exam is that they do not possess or have access to the myriad of publications and reference materials necessary to pass the exam.

    An alternative to meeting the one year service requirement is to take the Mariners Learning System™ License Renewal Course.

    To view an online demo of a Mariners Learning System online course:

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  2. MarinersSchool

    MarinersSchool Captain

    The Mariners Learning System™ suite of Coast Guard approved online courses has been built so that you receive the same lectures that you would get in a classroom setting. However, by being online, you now have the additional advantage of being able to listen to the lecture as many times as you wish, whenever you want and anywhere you have access to the internet. This is a true anywhere, anytime learning solution!

    A popular feature of the Mariners Learning System™ online program is the use of on demand instructional video files that act like a personal tutor. For example, with each chart plotting question an online video instructor will review with you the audio lecture, show you the tools necessary to solve the problem which are included in the cost of the course. He will show you the solution so you know what we are about to do. And finally the on demand video instructor will demonstrate to you how to solve the problem. Once again, you can watch these videos as many times as you wish 24/7. If you need the additional help it is there, if you do not, simply move on with the course.

    If you require additional instructional assistance the course has a Help Desk built into the online classroom. This feature allows you to have personal contact with one of our online instructors 24/7. Complete telephone support is also available in the event there is a question that cannot be answered via the online Help Desk. Access to the instructors is through a toll free phone number that is manned by our Coast Guard approved staff instructors Monday through Friday.

    Mariners School’s online instructors are professional USCG Licensed Masters. Each has gone through a rigorous approval process and has met the standards of the United States Coast Guard to be certified instructors. They bring a level of knowledge, experience, and professionalism that adds to the total learning process.

    Deck License Renewal License Requirements:

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  3. MarinersSchool

    MarinersSchool Captain

    Once the student completes the four online Module Exams they make an appointment to take their final exam at a Coast Guard approved Mariners Learning System™ test sites. No testing at the Coast Guard Regional Exam Centers.

    Exam Modules:

    Rules of the Road: There are 20 questions which the student must pass with a minimum score of 90%.

    Navigation General: There are 10 questions which the student must pass with a minimum score of 70% to successfully complete the module.

    The student must pass all modules to receive a certification of completion. If a student does not pass one or more modules, he or she may retest twice more without delay on the failed modules. Those who do not pass an exam module after three attempts must wait a period of ninety days (90) to retest. The student will be required to complete the entire course prior to being allowed another three attempts at each module. In this case the student must retest and pass all four Exam Modules.

    Mariners Learning System™ students are currently enjoying a 98.7% success rate!

    Deck License Renewal Course Overview:

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  4. MarinersSchool

    MarinersSchool Captain

    Module I - Navigation Rules of the Road

    * Part A – General
    * Section I – Conduct of Vessels in Any Condition of Visibility
    * Section II – Conduct of Vessels in Any Condition of Visibility
    * Section III – Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility
    * Part C – Lights and Shapes
    * Part D – Sound and Light Signals
    * Differences between International and U.S. Inland Rules of the Road

    Module II - Deck Safety

    * Fire Fighting
    * Marine Engine Operations
    * Marine Radiotelephone
    * Lifesaving Equipment

    Module III - Deck General

    * Basic Seamanship
    * Characteristics of Weather systems
    * Ship Handling
    * Emergency Procedures

    Deck License Renewal Course Materials:

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