Course Number : 2701
Course Length : 40 hours

Minimum Class Size : 2
Maximum Class Size : 12

Price: $1,000.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class


Any applicant who has successfully completed the Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch Assessments (MIDATL-653) course, including ALL practical assessments from the Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch, NVIC 07-14, will satisfy the assessment requirement of 46 CFR 12.609(a)(3) and Table A-III/4 of the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code, as amended 2010 Specification of Minimum Standard of Competence for Ratings Forming Part of an Engineering Watch. Applicants using this approval to apply for endorsement as RFPEW must document at least 60 days of seagoing service that involves experience associated with engine room functions and involves the performance of duties carried under the direct supervision of an engineer officer or a qualified STCW rating.

Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

This course provides mariners that have experience and training for the engineroom of vessels of any propulsion mode to completion of STCW Ratings Forming Part of the Engineering Watch assessment as set forth in Section A-III/4 and Table A-III/4 of the Standards for Training and Certification of Watchkeepers (STCW) Code as amended as follows: Section A-III/4 Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of ratings forming part of a watch in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room and Table A-III/4, Specification of minimum standard of competence for ratings forming part of an engineering watch. Function: Marine engineering at the support level


Carry out a watch routine appropriate to the duties of a rating forming part of an engine-room watch
Understand orders and be understood in matters relevant to watchkeeping duties

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency

  • Terms used in machinery spaces and names of machinery and equipment
  • Engine-room watchkeeping procedures
  • Safe working practices as related to engine-room operations
  • Basic environmental protection procedures
  • Use of appropriate internal communication system
  • Engine-room alarm systems and ability to distinguish between the various alarms, with special reference to fire-extinguishing gas alarms


For keeping a boiler watch:
Maintain the correct water levels and steam pressures

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency

  • Safe operation of boilers


Operate emergency equipment and apply emergency procedures

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency

  • Knowledge of emergency duties
  • Escape routes from machinery spaces
  • Familiarity with the location and use of fire-fighting equipment in the machinery spaces

This program allows you to demonstrate the actual competencies set forth by STCW requirements for both Steam and Motor. You will work with equipment mock-ups, practical application labs, engine room simulation and actual engineering applications in a real world environment.

60 Days of Engine Room Service Required Before Going Through This Program.

Students must wear STEEL-TOED SAFETY SHOES for actual shipboard engine room operations!!!!!!!!!!

This is a program that will run up to a week while conducting assessments. Students taking this program should be well versed in the knowledge base required for the RFPEW to insure success!


Upcoming Course Dates:

04/10/2017 - 04/14/2017

05/15/2017 - 05/19/2017

06/19/2017 - 06/23/2017

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017

08/28/2017 - 09/01/2017

10/02/2017 - 10/06/2017

11/06/2017 - 11/10/2017

12/11/2017 - 12/15/2017


Class Start Times:

Day Classes: 8:00 a.m.

Night Classes: 4:00 p.m.


Check-in Time Starts at:

7:00 a.m. for Day Classes

3:00 p.m. for Night Classes

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Required Course Tools:

  1. No tools required for this course


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