Personal Survival Techniques (TXEESTI – 363)

MAR011 – 12.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-approved course is intended to teach you the proper actions and survival techniques to ensure safety in the event of an emergency evacuation/abandonment from a vessel. The course utilizes classroom discussion and practical in-water exercises to demonstrate the proper use, location, and inspection of survival equipment.

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the requirements of 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10.205(l)(1) and the requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-1 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) code. This course is one of the four components required for STCW Basic Safety Training.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire

  • For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).
  • For practical pool sessions, participants must wear T-shirt, swim suit, and bring a towel. Cut-off shorts are not allowed.

US. Coast Guard Requirement

All participants attending a U.S. Coast Guard approved course are required to provide a photo ID on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. 

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.

Physical Recommendation

Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Abandoning ship
  • Actions while aboard the survival craft
  • Emergency readiness
  • Emergency situations
  • In-water actions
  • Life-saving appliances and equipment
  • Main dangers to survivors
  • Personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Survival craft equipment
  • Survival craft stations
  • Value of training and drills

Suggested Audience

Maritime and offshore petroleum industry personnel.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • U.S. Coast Guard

Other Information

Class Location and Travel Information

8609 Teichman Rd.

Galveston, Texas

The Galveston Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of local hotels.

Contact Information

Nicholas Hickson

Training Manager
Phone: (979) 500-6842 | (979) 500-6893
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130.
  • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours.