Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)

Automatic Radar PlottingDates

None at this time.



STCW Requirements

A mariner who successfully completes the course will satisfy the ARPA training requirements of:
46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(vi);
46CFR 11.307(a)(3)(vi);
46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiv);

46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(viii);
6 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);
46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(vii).


  • Radar observer (unlimited) endorsement issued within one year

  • Proficiency with radar plotting skills

This is a 24-hour course that culminates in certification as an officer in charge of a navigational watch on vessels above 500 gross tons. It includes simulation and classroom training. Exams are given in radar plotting and collision avoidance, and radar and intergrated bridge systems.


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