The basic training revalidation course (MITAGS-718), previously known as a basic safety training (BST) revalidation course, is a sixteen-hour course. It provides you with a refresher of basic maritime personal survival and fire prevention/firefighting skills, which fulfills the 2010 Amendments to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Code, as amended, training requirements as listed in CG-CVC Policy Letter No. 12-07.
If you complete this STCW revalidation course, you will satisfy the minimum standard of competence in personal survival techniques and fire prevention and firefighting of Table A-VI/1-1 and Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code, as amended. You must, however, have been previously certified per Section VI/1 of the STCW Code, as amended, and present evidence of one year of service within the past five years to the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
STCW Renewal Requirements
Successful revalidation of your STCW certificate starts by complying with USCG STCW renewal requirements, which include verification of your U.S. citizenship, medical certificate and Merchant Marine Licensing and Documentation (MMLD), as well as several other factors, depending on your vessel.
BT Revalidation Class Requirements
As well as providing proof of your service as a mariner, you must also meet the following requirements to take part in BT revalidation classes:
- General good health
- Physical ability to safely carry out rigorous activities during “live” firefighting exercises
- Clean-shaven appearance to comply with fire-field safety rules
Each attendee will be required to complete a screening questionnaire before beginning the STCW basic training revalidation course.
Location of BT Revalidation Classes
We host our two-day BT revalidation classes at our state-of-the-art campus in Linthicum Heights, MD. The Maryland campus is less than five miles from the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). We also maintain a three-star hotel, and there are complimentary shuttles to Baltimore Light Rail, BWI Amtrack Rail.
Registration for STCW Basic Training Revalidation Course
We maintain a streamlined registration process for our STCW basic training revalidation course. Choose your course date, add it to your cart and create your account. Following your account set up, you can provide payment to cover the cost of your BT revalidation class. If you need assistance, our team in Maryland is ready to help.