Qualified Assessor: Approval Process
After December 31, 2021 assessments of competence for STCW (deck and engine) endorsements must be signed by a Coast Guard approved Qualified Assessor (QA).
QAs must be approved by the Coast Guard as described in NVIC 19-14 CH-1, "Policy on Qualified Assessors." Until December 31, 2021, the Coast Guard will continue to allow STCW assessments to be signed by an assessor who is not designated QA, but who meets the requirements specified in NVIC 02-14. These assessments must be submitted to the Coast Guard as part of a complete application no later than June 30, 2022.
All AMO senior officers are encouraged to obtain their QA designation in order to administer assessments of competence for AMO members completing STCW signoffs onboard.
STAR Center has partnered with the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) to offer eligible AMO members an online program leading to certification as a US Coast Guard approved Qualified Assessor.
Please follow the steps listed below in the order they are given to lead you through the process required to become a Qualified Assessor (QA):
- Apply to take the class under STAR Center's Non Resident Training (NRT) program. Click here to apply.
- You will be issued a USER NAME and PASSWORD at this stage in order to proceed with the following online CBT QA training.
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