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STCW Basic Safety Training Starts Here if You are Considering a Career in Yachting – STCW 10 Training Courses & Certification

Are you weighing your life options? Are you considering your educational options going forward? High School. Secondary School. University. College. Advanced Degrees.

Having the STCW ticket is a validation of basic boat & yacht skills. Whether you want to be a full time professional yachtsman or a casual crew member, you can continue your university / vocational path – and – manage your yachting options without undo hardship in time or cost. And if your desire is to make yachting your life-long profession, you need to start here with the STCW compliance.

STCW 10 Training Basic Safety
Great school, owners and instructors! I took my STCW-95, Small Powerboat & Ribmaster, Professional S/Y Hospitality & M/Y Interior Crew courses there. They provided a thorough introduction of the industry. From safety and security, driving the tender, VHF radio basics, and fire fighting, to how to do laundry, clean and make beds in staterooms. Great hands-on training with knowledgeable instructors who’ve been in the industry for years. If you are thinking about being a in yachting, I highly recommend taking your courses with PYTUSA!

You Need To Have the STCW 10 Basic Safety Training Certificate to Work On Yachts

To crew on a registered yacht anywhere in the world, you must be certified (130+ signatory countries) *. Depending on the position aboard, you must educated and successfully complete courses associated with specific certifications (aka. “tickets”). The most basic level of certification involves the course preperation and the successful passing of the testing associated with the STCW. The acronym STCW stands for, “Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping”.

*All professional mariners must be STCW 95 Compliant with the exception of U.S. mariners working exclusively on inland waters or domestic near coastal waters on vessels up to 200 gross tons waters. These crew members are exempt from the STCW requirements.

STCW 10, STCW 95 and STCW are used interchangeably within this site. The “95” is a reference to the year inwhich the Amendments were made to the original 1978 requirements mandated by the signature countries. As of 2003, all mariners must comply with the STCW 95 requirements. As of 2016, all mariners must comply with STCW 10.

STCW 10 Training Courses – Compliance

Training includes elements of the following:

  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • Competence in Security Awareness

Professional Yacht Training USA teaches STCW lessons in a six (6) day training course that prepares you for the Certificate test taking. Lessons are held regularly during the month, but space is limited and subject to availability. We recommend scheduling classes as soon as you can to ensure scheduling meets your timeline. Learn more about the STCW class outline, check the online class scheduling calendar and contact us to Register for STCW Classes.

Learn More About STCW 10 Training by reading our blog post entitled: What is STCW and What Does it Have to Do With Yachts?