SAM ECDISPILOT Platinum Annual Competency Assurance Training 4.2

Models: ECDISPILOT Platinum

Welcome to your Annual ECDIS Competency Assurance Training, or ECDIS ACAT as it is better known.

Update version 4.2 for 2020

This course was designed to ensure Officers are competent in the key operations of their ECDIS.

The course is specific to the ECDIS they have out of the 42 current manufacturers of ECDIS.

It was produced in conjunction with the top 20 questions used for inspections designed by ECDIS Ltd and is now updated to the 2020/2021 question bank.

It ensures that the officers are:

  1. Up to date every year with any changes to the make and model of the ECDIS onboard,
  2. Understand the key functions for safe navigation,
  3. Prepared for PSC or an independent audit or inspection

The course modules are:

  1. Familiarisation
  2. Navigation Tools
  3. Route Planning
  4. Route Monitoring
  5. Chart Updating
  6. Presentation Library
  7. Administration

The training modules display the actual make and model, with the aim of highlighting the key menus and functions through `interactive visual aids`, which are activated by the operator and cross checked on the ECDIS onboard.

On screen text is kept to a minimum as the aim of ECDIS ACAT is to provide evidence that the operator is competent in their use of ECDIS.

Regardless of where or when previous ECDIS training has taken place, this course is designed to consolidate their knowledge.

Ship Management of this process is simple, as each Crew/Guest/Contractors/Visitors completes the course it will show next to their name.

The cost of each Type of ECDIS ACAT is £500 (+ VAT if applicable) per hull, per year. The number of officers that can complete the course is unlimited.

To buy for your hull(s), first Register at Manager Registration

Please note: All topics MUST be completed in order. If you attempt a different topic, you will see a blank page. Once completed you can go back at any time and view all previous topics.