ARPA (Automated Radar Plotting AID)

ARPA (Automated Radar Plotting Aid)

Our 5-day ARPA (Automated Radar Plotting Aid) course is a USCG approved course. This course will satisfy the training requirements of the 46 CFR 11.480(d). The following practical assessment performed during this course will be in line NVIC 12-14 Guidelines on Qualifications for Officer In Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) on Vessels of 500 GT or more.

Our Training Courses:

Program: ARPA (Automated Radar Plotting Aid)
Duration: 5-Day
Location: 4228 W. Main St, Gray, LA
Phone Number: (985) 873-0031

Entry Requirements: The mariner must have their MMD and a secondary picture ID. (Driver license, state ID, TWIC, Military ID).

  • Must have a current Radar Observer Operator Certification of or Radar Endorsement in MMD.  Proof required at registration.
  • Must speak and read English
  • A thorough understudying of radar vector plotting is expected prior to attendance.

Course Outline:
Any mariner that successfully completes the ARPA course and presents the course completion certificate to the Coast Guard wi46 CFR 11.3thin one year of course completion date will satisfy the following requirements:

  • 46 CFR 11.305(a)93)(vi)
  • 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(vi)
  • 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiv)
  • 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(vii)
  • 46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(viii)
  • 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(v)
  • 46 CFR 11.317(a)(3)(vii)
  • 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(VIII)
  • 46 CFR 11.321(A)(3)(VIII)
  • Table A-II/1of the STCW Code
  • NVIC 12 – 14 for course approval for all task numbers

This ARPA course is presented to any mariner wishing to obtain an ARPA endorsement to their STCW – 95 certificate as Officer In Charge of a Navigational Watch.  This is not a required course for any mariner on a vessel that is not equipped with ARPA.

Topics covered are:

  • ARPA Introduction
  • Review of Legal Aspects of ARPA including Rules of the Road and manning requirements
  • Review and practice of Radar operation and vector plotting
  • ARPA Basic Controls
  • ARPA Display Settings
  • SAR using ARPA/SART
  • Miscellaneous Errors and Information regarding ARPA

Practical Exercises demonstrating knowledge, skills, understanding and proficiency

Certificate: ARPA (Automated Radar Plotting Aid)
Cost: $800.00
Maximum Students: 6

ARPA Course schedule:

2019 2020
January N/A January 13-17
February N/A February 3-7
March N/A March 2-6
March 23-27
April N/A April 13-17
May N/A May 18-22
June 17-21, 2019 June NO CLASS
July 2019 NO CLASS July 6-10
July 27-31
August 26-30, 2019 August 17-21
September 23-27, 2019 September 14-18
October 14-18, 2019 October 5-9
October 26-30
November 4-8, 2019 November 16-20
December 2-6, 2019 December 14-18

CONTACT TMTI AT 985-873-0031 or EMAIL:

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