Able Seaman is a deck rating that requires qualifying sea service experience and training. The rating you will receive depends on your qualifying sea service time.
PLEASE NOTE: This course does include the required lifeboatman - limited survival exam. However you will need to provide proof of completing a rescue craft launch per NVIC 09-14, certificate for Proficiency in Survival Craft or certificate for lifeboatman class.
If you are on a vessel without lifeboats you can complete the attached Lifeboatman Practical form It must be signed by a captain with similar credentials.
EXAMS: There are two proctored exams plus a knot/Splice practical.
Rules of the Road/Navigation: 50 questions: Need 70% correct or 35 correct.
Deck General and Safety: 50 questions. Need 70% or 35 correct
Demonstration of competency in Knot Tying and Splicing. - 10 knots in 15 minutes plus a splice and whipping.
Plan ahead for your proctored exam. Ideally, give us at least a two-week window for scheduling and sending out the exams. With over 400 proctored exam locations around the country, we usually can find a test center within one to two hour drive. BUT if local test centers can not help, it may be farther.