The IMO and the Flag States do not approve type-specific training courses. Flag States issue their individual guidelines for ECDIS training, where most of them require that the trainer and the course content are manufacturer approved. Safebridge has full manufacturer approval for all courses.
No, it is not. An IMO Model 1.27 training is a prerequisite to take the Safebridge type-specific familiarisation course. Generic training is offered by our Sister Company, MSG MarineServe.
The Safebridge courseware is organised in modules and follows the competencies of the IMO Model 1.27 course, but takes the candidate through each discipline, using the display and controls of the actual ECDIS equipment chosen.
The content would be covered in ±16 hours in a classroom, but the candidate has a period of 3 weeks to complete the course and test.
Yes, there is an online test. In the Safebridge learning mask, there are 3 modes: “GuideMe”, “FreePlay” and “TestMe”. The “TestMe” mode will start on the final test.
Upon completion of the course, the “TestMe” feature is activated and you can enter this mode just like you entered the “GuideMe” mode for training.
To ensure that the identity of the candidate is correctly established, a webcam is required. The webcam should be kept activated and you should be visible throughout the final test.
Alternatively, Safebridge may nominate a proctor who is present during the exam. The proctor could be a fleet or training manager.
Please contact us for this service. You can take the test online.
Testing is expected to take about 60 minutes. The ability of the candidate is determined by the nature of the randomly selected test questions and, to a minor extent, by the status of the internet connection.
You will be informed immediately that you have passed. Before we issue your certificate, we validate your identity by cross-checking your ID document and the webcam images.
When the validation is successful, we issue your manufacturer approved certificate by e-mail to your company or to you if you have booked as a private individual.
You will be advised on which module you failed and be able to revisit that topic before taking the test again. The next test will contain a completely different set of questions.
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