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$ 1,299.00

Course Duration

5 Days


MCA, USCG, Marshall Islands

Course Description

The ECDIS Course is approved by both the USCG, the MCA, and the Marshall Islands and is recognized by many maritime administrations to comply with the IMO requirements to complete a 40 hour generic ECDIS course.

The 5 day EDCIS course is designed to enhance the safety of navigation by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to fully utilize ECDIS.  The course incorporates the new MPT ECDIS equipment laboratory simulators.  The ECDIS uses TRANSAS Software and meets IMO performance standards.

This course satisfies the following STCW Code as amended, including the 2010 amendments, training requirements

  • Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code
  • Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code
  • Table A-II/3 of the STCW Code


 Basic Syllabus:

  • Use, Installation and Correction of Electronic Charts
  • Validity of Sensor Data (including radar overlay)
  • Potential Errors of Interpretation
  • Selecting Operation Settings and Alarms for Route Monitoring
  • Navigational Calculations
  • Route Planning and Scheduling
  • Accessing Ship’s Log and Data Playback Functions
  • ARPA, AIS and Trial Maneuver Functions

Any applicant who has successfully completed your Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) (MARTPT-179) course will satisfy:      ·

  • The ECDIS training requirements within 46 CFR 11.305; 46 CFR 11.307; 46 CFR 11.309; 46 CFR 11.311; 46 CFR 11.313; 46 CFR 11.315; 46 CFR 11.317; 46 CFR 11.319; and 46 CFR 11.321; AND
  • The equivalent of the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 10-14(CH_l) and 11-14(CH_l) (Tasks 6.1 thru 6.7), NVIC 12-14(CH_l) (Tasks 4.1 and 4.2) and NVIC 13-14 (Task 1.7.A).

Prior to taking this course, mariners should be experienced in coastal navigation and be familiar with navigational computer operations.  Mariners will benefit from prior experience in collision avoidance on ARPA and Radar (strongly recommended), Ship Handling, Bridge Resource Management are helpful as well.


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On Friday May 2017 Justin said the following about

Keep up the good work! The facilities are fantastic. I look forward to more classes at MPT and the SMART center.

On Friday March 2017 Allison said the following about

Great all around, especially new building! Makes taking classes with the simulator a lot easier.

On Saturday October 2016 Chester said the following about

The new SMART building is perfect what a nice facility!!

On Wednesday August 2016 David said the following about

Even though I have worked quite a bit with ECDIS in the field this was one of the most enjoyable courses I have attended. Matt is a great instructor with a solid knowledge base and has a knack at getting the info across in a concise and digestible fashion.

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On Friday August 2016 Raymond said the following about

I don't know how MPT could improve such a top notch program. With excellent instructors, and knowledgeable, and helpful staff in the office, and a great facility that is comfortable and a perfect place to learn!

On Tuesday June 2016 Alvin said the following about

MPT is an excellent school

On Tuesday April 2016 Scott said the following about

Maintain the excellent standards. Thorough enjoyed my short stay with you. Kind regards Scott

On Friday September 2015 DanIel said the following about

None. Bernard was an excellent instructor. He was very knowledgeable and made the class informative and entertaining.

On Friday September 2015 Christopher said the following about

I'm totally convinced your institution is second to none

On Friday June 2015 Dara said the following about

The instructor made the class interesting with his wry sense of humour and personal input. The class was full but I felt that everyone got the personal attention they needed. The class room and equipment was top notch.

On Friday June 2015 Fernanda said the following about

I had a full excellent experience whit this course! Full recommended!

On Monday June 2015 David said the following about

Dan Dale is an excellent instructor who can engage the class and keep them interested.

On Saturday June 2015 Thomas said the following about

The instructor MR. Dan Dale was very knowledgeable about the subject and had lots of patience with everyone. It was an enjoyable course to take and you learned a lot

On Monday March 2015 Richard said the following about

keep up the good work. It was a pleasure to attend the class at your facility.

On Saturday February 2015 Raymond said the following about

Good course well taught. Thanks !

On Friday February 2015 Nicholas said the following about

Dan dale is a great instructor. This class was the best course I have ever taken due to his knowledge and what I got out of it.

On Friday November 2014 Mark said the following about

Dan is a very good instructor

On Friday May 2014 Todd said the following about

I would not change a thing I really learned a lot and enjoyed the class.

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On Friday May 2014 MICHAEL said the following about

you all do a fantastic job, keep up the good work.

On Wednesday December 2013 John said the following about

Always enjoy coming here for training

On Saturday November 2013 Albert said the following about

I and others in the company always look forward to courses at MPT. The instructors are knowledgeable and experienced. The location and facilities are great. Thanks again and see you next upgrade.

On Tuesday May 2013 Dayne said the following about

Very Good Class

On Monday April 2013 Robert said the following about

The school and staff are great as always. I can't think of a single thing that could be improved upon.

On Thursday October 2012 Joseph said the following about

Dan is an excellent instructor. He is patient and competent. Thanks!

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