Strategic Sealift Officer: STCW COURSE Information

From: Strategic Sealift Officer Program Manager

To: Strategic Sealift Officers


The following Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) courses dependent on endorsement level are required to be completed by 01JAN2017 in order to maintain an active STCW endorsement on your Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC).

Chief Mate and Master

[li]Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)[/li][li]Leadership and Managerial Skills[/li][/ul]
First Assistant Engineer and Chief Engineer

[li]Engine Room Resource Management (ERM)[/li][li]Leadership and Managerial Skills[/li][li]Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment[/li][/ul]

Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] and 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] Mate

[li]ECDIS[/li][li]Leadership and Teamworking Skills[/li][/ul]
Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch (OICEW) 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] and 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] Assistant Engineer

[li]ERM[/li][li]Leadership and Teamworking Skills[/li][/ul]

Strategic Sealift Readiness Group (SSRG) SSOs are required to maintain an active MMC with STCW endorsement. SSRG SSOs can request Active Duty for Training (ADT) orders to attend the courses above in Fiscal Year 2016 as a 1[SUP]st[/SUP] or 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] ADT. SSO Program funded ADT orders will cover pay and allowances, travel (if necessary), and per diem. ADT orders will not cover the cost of the course. Enrollment in a course does not guaranteed paid ADT orders. If funding is not available, non-pay ADT will be offered. SSRG ADT funding priority will be based on maintaining advanced MMCs. SSOs can request orders to attend courses at any CONUS maritime training institution with preference to local institutions where possible. To request ADT orders to attend these courses, submit the following to the program office at

[li]Proof of enrollment[/li][li]Dates and Location of course[/li][li]Verification of MMC level held[/li][/ol]

SELRES SSOs will have to coordinate with their Operational Support Officer (OSO) for the use of Annual Training or Active Duty for Training orders. SELRES SSOs are required to maintain an active MMC, but are not required to maintain an active STCW endorsement as per OPNAVINST 1534.1D.

All SSOs who complete STCW courses while NOT on orders are eligible for STCW course completion retirement point credit at one point per four hours for up to 35 points per anniversary year, as per RESPERSMAN 1534-030 and 1534-040.

For questions regarding your US Coast Guard issued MMC go to For questions regarding STCW courses on ADT orders contact the program office at 1-800-535-2580 or

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