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The River School offers a variety of courses, both those required by Coast Guard regulations and others for individual professional development. Our courses are all transportable making them convenient and cost effective. Our instructors are professionals with service in the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Merchant Marine and the river industry. All are highly qualified in their field and are experienced, proven training professionals.


LICENSING COURSES

Steersman of Towing Vessels / Master/Mate 100/200T - Western Rivers
Five to seven day course which includes a Coast Guard-approved Rules of the Road course. Students are prepared by traditional means to pass the Coast Guard exams for deck general, navigation practical and navigation general. (Master/Mate 100/200T requires an additional exam for inspected vessel safety.)
Tuition: $1,150back to top

Steersman of Towing Vessels / Master/Mate 100/200T Great Lakes - Inland
Ten to fifteen day class which includes a three-day Coast Guard approved Rules of the Road course. Students are prepared by the traditional means to pass the Coast Guard exams for deck general, navigation practical and navigation general. (Master/Mate 100/200T requires an additional exam for inspected vessel safety.)
Tuition: $1,550back to top

Steersman of Towing Vessels - Western Rivers
Ten-day course includes in-depth instruction in all subject areas required by Coast Guard regulations for the new Steersman of Towing Vessels license. Upon successful completion, the student will receive a certificate of completion which the Coast Guard will honor in lieu of required exams.
Tuition: $1,775back to top

Designated Examiner
This 8-hour course provides experienced Masters the training and information needed to qualify as a Designated Examiner. Steersmen who are training to become Pilot of Towing Vessels must demonstrate their proficiency in handling towboats and tows and be certified by a Designated Examiner. (Our course includes assistance in completing the application paperwork.)
Tuition: $250 back to top

Inland Rules of the Road
Three-day, Coast Guard-approved course provides the student with an in-depth look at the Inland Navigation Rules. Lecture, case study, court findings, and practice testing forms the basis for an understanding of these important rules and how they are to be applied. Successful completion means the student need not take the Coast Guard exam for Inland Rules when seeking a license of less than 500T.
Tuition: $375back to top

Engineer Licenses
Ten to fifteen day class. Students prepare by the traditional means to pass Coast Guard exams for either Upper Level or Lower Level engineer licenses.
Tuition: $1,550back to top



MARITIME SECURITY

Maritime Security
One-day course for Company, Facility and Vessel Security Officers who require training to comply with 33 CFR Subchapter H - the Coast Guard's new maritime security regulations. May be taught on site at company facility.
Tuition: $250
On-site classes. Call for quote.

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Maritime Security Audits and Exercises
All facilities and vessels subject to the new Coast Guard maritime security regulations must conduct an audit and annual exercise of their security plan. Our staff can provide assistance in audits and designing, facilitating, controlling, evaluating and documenting maritime security exercises.
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RADAR COURSES

River Radar Observer
Three-day Coast Guard approved course, required initial training for operators of towing vessels equipped with radar on Western Rivers. Class lectures are combined with full function simulation on Furuno radars. Ship motion, multiple contacts in river scenarios, and environmental effects are just some of the capabilities of the radar simulator.
Tuition: $475back to top

Inland Radar Observer
Four-day Coast Guard approved course, required initial training for operators of towing vessels equipped with radar on Inland waters. Class lectures are combined with full function simulation on Furuno radars. Ship motion, multiple contacts in river, bay and open water scenarios, and environmental effects are just some of the capabilities of the radar simulator.
Tuition: $550back to top

River Radar Recertification
One-day Coast Guard approved recertification course required for all OUTV/Masters renewing a Western Rivers license. This course is a condensed version of the three day course.
Tuition: $250back to top

Inland Radar Recertification
Two-day Coast Guard approved recertification course required for all OUTV/Masters renewing an Inland license. This course is a condensed version of the four day course.
Tuition: $300back to top

Radar Operator
Four-hour radar operation / orientation course for those interested in learning basic radar operation. Includes hands-on use of Furuno radars with full function simulation.
Tuition: Call for quote.back to top




TANKERMAN COURSES

Tankerman-PIC (Barge) Dangerous Liquids
Four-day, Coast Guard approved cargo course. Required initial training for new tank barge tankermen who will handle dangerous liquids.
Tuition: $925back to top

Tank Barge Fire Safety
Two-day course, Coast Guard approved. Required initial training for all tank barge tankermen. This course combines classroom lecture with practical fire fighting training utilizing a custom fire trailer.
Tuition: $450back to top

Combined Tankerman Course
Six-day course, Coast Guard approved. Includes both the required cargo and fire safety courses at a discounted tuition.
Tuition: $1,250back to top



SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Pollution Vessel Response Operator
The Coast Guard recently issued a Safety Alert as a reminder to owners and operators of pollution response vessels of the need to employ knowledgeable operators with appropriate seamanship skills to navigate their vessels. This course will include both classroom and on-the-water instruction addressing small boat seamanship, rules of the road, response operations, river navigation, and team coordination.
Tuition: Call for quote.back to top

Personal Survival and River Rescue Course
This course provides students with essential safety information and practical experience in the use of PFDs and rescue boats/equipment.
Tuition: Call for quote.back to top

Shipyard Competent Person / Confined Space Entry
Two-day course meets OSHA 1915.7c standards for Shipyard Competent Person training. Confined spaces and many enclosed spaces require atmospheric testing before entry as well as periodic re-testing. Shipyards and other marine employers may train and designate competent persons to conduct this testing, or obtain the services of a marine chemist.
Tuition: $450back to top

Rules of the Road Refresher Course
This 4-hour course provides students with update/refresher training on Inland Rules of the Road and meets AWO RCP requirements for Rules of the Road recurring training. This course is intended to be offered at a company location in conjunction with safety training or Captain’s meeting.
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