University of Alaska Southeast

Course Description

Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch - RFPNW

Code and NumberMTR - 226
PrerequisitesMust be able to read and write fluently in the English Language.

This course is USCG approved.  Students receive training in lookout duties, helm commands and duties of a mariner on a navigational watch.  This course meets STCW & USCG requirements for RFPNW.  Students will complete helm and lookout checkoffs in class and must complete 60 days of seatime performing bridge watchkeeping duties after finishing the class to receive their certificate.

Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch - RFPNW Checkoffs
Mariners who are interested in completing helm check-offs at our Ketchikan Ship Simulator Lab should call Diana at 228-4568 to arrange a date and time.  Cost for this training is $145.00


Coast Guard Licensing

Complete information regarding licensing can be found at  Click Here for the USCG checklist for RFPNW.  You can also contact the USCG National Maritime Center Help Desk at 1-888-427-5662.  Personnel there are very helpful and happy to answer your licensing questions.  Other useful phone numbers are below.

 UAS Ketchikan Marine Transportation Office: 907.228.4568

Ketchikan USCG Marine Safety Office: 907.225.4496

Juneau USCG Regional Exam Center: 907.463.2458

Nationwide Exam Centers Contact Information: Click Here


LocationKtn - UAS Tech Center - 600 Stedman St - Room R118
InstructorBen Hastings, RK Rice & Dale Miller
DatesLook for a class in Fall of 2015. Special classes can be arranged. Call 907-228-4568 for more info.
Days and Times3 days 8 am - 5 pm