STCW AND NATIONAL REGULATIONS REQUIRE PERIODIC “REVALIDATION/REFRESHER” TRAINING
The revalidation/refresher training listed below must be taken every three or five years.
Note that several of the one-day seminars (MED-DOT, HAZMAT, radar) can usually be scheduled “on demand” in the evenings or weekends. Please check with the MITAGS Admissions Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PSC refresher is under development and is expected to be on the schedule by July.
The following is a list of the most common ones:
New and Existing Refresher Training
Drug and Alcohol Testing (1-Day, Med-DOT-DA):
Every five years, for mariner(s) designated, by the SMS, to gather specimens after a reportable marine accident.
Hazardous Materials (1-day):
Every three years, for officers and ratings responsible for cargo handling on ships carrying dangerous and hazardous substances in solid, bulk or package form.
(Note: Some trust companies offer this training onboard.)
Radar Renewal (ROR-1):
Must renew within five years of the radar course certificate. License is invalid if radar endorsement has expired.
Basic Training Revalidation (2-Day BT-Rev):
For all mariners (licensed and unlicensed) with STCW endorsements/credentials. Certificate must be dated within five years of STCW credentials renewal. Must also have one year of sea time in the last five years.
Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation (2-Day, FF-ADV-Rev):
For deck and engine officers with STCW credentials. Every five years of STCW credential renewal. Must also have one year of sea time in the last five years.
Note: If you do not have one year of sea time in the last five years, you must take Basic Training Refresher (three days, BT-REF), the two-day AFF-Rev, plus a Personal Survival Craft Refresher (under development; expected to be on the MITAGS-PMI schedules by the beginning of the third quarter.)
If in doubt about whether these regulations apply, please have your mariner number ready and contact: Vic Tufts, MITAGS Student Services, email@example.com.