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    • Onsite Fire Fighting
      We provide full onsite fire fighting facilities.
    • Onsite Fire Fighting
      We provide full onsite fire fighting facilities.
    • 360 Degree Simulator
      Our DNV class "A" full mission bridge simulator.
    • State-of-the-art Engine Room Simulator
      2016 Full Mission engine simulation featuring 4 propulsion systems in 6 separate spaces using touch screen displays
    • Modeling & Research
      Our M&R department can build geographic databases and ship response models in-house.
    • SIGTTO Certified LNG Training
      We offer USCG approved, STCW compliant Tankship PIC Liquefied Gases and LNG Simulator training.
    • DP training
      We offer Nautical Institute approved Basic (induction), Simulator (Advanced) & Revalidation DP training
    • DP-Equipped Cable Ship
    • 270 Degree Simulator
      Our second full mission bridge simulator offers 270 degree field-of-view
    • Specialized Training
      Call us to discuss tailored training.
    • Small Arms Training
      We offer a full range of classes required of officers sailing with Military Sealift Command including Small Arms (with Broward College).
    • Vessel Resource Management
      We offer integrated training for deck and engine officers using our full mission simulators.
    • Fast Rescue Boat
      We offer both 8m twin diesel jet and 8m twin outboard Fast Rescue Boats.
    • Survival Craft (Lifeboat)
      Full STCW compliant Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboat) training is available.
    • Conference Facilities
      We offer in-house conference facilities for ~150 catered by our in-house galley staff.


Qualified Assessor: Approval Process

IAW USCG NMC announcement dated 8/25/21, after December 31, 2023 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-2, "Policy on Qualified Assessors." Until December 31, 2023, 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, 2024.

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):

  1. 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.

  2. With NRT approval, user name and password received, click here to view and print supporting notes that you need alongside the online program.

  3. Click here to access the training program. On completion, the program generates a certificate. Return here when you have the certificate in hand.

  4. Click here for directions on how to submit your Qualified Assessor application to the US Coast Guard.

  5. Submit completed QA application to the US Coast Guard.

  6. When your QA approval letter is received, please send a copy to STAR Center, attention Student Services, to have a copy appended to your Training History. Send a scanned pdf copy by email to register@star-center.com or by mail to:
  7. STAR Center
    Attention: Student Services
    2, West Dixie Highway
    Dania Beach, FL 33004