STCW Basic Training

MAR015 – 40.00 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 five-day STCW Basic Training course is comprised of four U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-approved courses: Personal Survival Techniques, First Aid & CPR, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility and Basic Marine Firefighting.

This training is required of seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity onboard ship, on the business of that ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety, or on pollution prevention duties in the operation of the ship.

The course is designed to meet or exceed the mandatory minimum requirements as set forth in Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) code, Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1, Tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/11-3 and A-VI/1-4 respectively.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

  • For field exercises, TEEX will provide participants PPE compliant to the Level 4 requirements in the ESTI Student Safety Manual.
  • Participants are required to participate in hands-on activities utilizing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and therefore must be clean shaven while attending class. Facial hair must not be present where the SCBA mask seal contacts the skin. Mustaches and normal sideburns are permitted.
  • For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).

U.S. 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:

  • Compliance with all emergency procedures
  • Effective human relationships on board ship
  • Immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency
  • Interior firefighting
  • Orders to be understood in relation to shipboard duties
  • Portable extinguishers
  • Precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
  • Safe working practices
  • Search and rescue
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Chemistry of fire
  • Fire behavior and classification
  • Protective clothing
  • Firefighting equipment
  • Fire hose and nozzles
  • Foam application
  • Fixed fire extinguishing systems
  • Fire party organization
  • Fire detection systems
  • Fire prevention
  • Emergency situations
  • Life-saving appliances and equipment
  • Survival craft equipment
  • Value of training and drills
  • Survival craft stations
  • Abandoning ship
  • In-water actions
  • Actions while aboard the survival craft
  • Main dangers to survivors
  • Initial ABC’s of CPR
  • First Aid CARE procedures and victim assessment

Suggested Audience

Maritime and offshore petroleum industry personnel 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • U.S. Coast Guard

Other Information

Class Location and Travel Information

Classes are conducted in Building #71

Brayton Fire Training Field
1595 Nuclear Science Road
College Station, Texas

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.