Welcome to Compass Courses Maritime Training
We are a professional maritime training school located in Edmonds, WA. We have more than 25 USCG/STCW approved courses to serve your training needs.
100/200 Ton Captain’s Licensing
Take the exams with us! These are in-lieu-of-exam courses, which means you take the USCG exams at our school. This provides you the opportunity to relax and test in a familiar environment where you’ve been practicing.More →
Our Able Seaman course satisfies the requirements for any Able Seaman document (Unlimited, Limited, Special, OSV, Fishing, Sail and MODU). The class provides you with the fundamental knowledge and information for working on deck regardless of a vessel’s size or its area of operation.
Advanced Fire Fighting
The live fire training portion of this course is conducted at the Washington State Fire Training Academy. Using their ship and engine room mock-up facility, you get excellent hands-on training extinguishing Class A and Class B fires in realistic environments.
This 16-hour in-lieu-of-exam course is available to those who currently hold a license as Master Not More Than 200 Gross Tons or have satisfied the examination requirements for a license as Master Not More Than 200 Gross Tons within the previous 12 months.More →
This 4-day course will satisfy ARPA’s (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) training and assessment requirements for both 46 CFR 11.202(C) and the STCW ARPA assessments for OICNW 3-2A through 3-2N.More →
Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation
Compass Courses’ USCG approved one-day STCW Advanced Firefighting Revalidation course is designed to meet the training and assessment requirements of personnel who have successfully completed USCG approved Advanced Firefighting course.More →
Bridge Resource Management
This course provides training to mariners seeking an STCW endorsement at the management and operational (Master License/Mate License) levels on vessels over 500 Gross Tons ITC.More →
Looking to get into the maritime industry? The STCW Basic Safety Training (BST) course is the cornerstone to maritime training and one of the most important and fun courses required. It provides a hands-on training experience.More →
It’s likely been five years since you took BST, and hopefully you haven’t had to fight a real fire, abandon ship, or give CPR. This course presents a great opportunity to brush up on critical training,More →
It’s likely been five years since you took BST, and hopefully you haven’t had to fight a real fire, abandon ship, or give CPR. This revalidation course will help you polish your skills and be prepared.More →
Crisis Management & Human Behavior
Designed for masters, chief mates, chief engineer officers, second engineer officers, and any other person responsible for the safety of passengers.More →
Our Crowd & Crisis Management & Human Behavior classes are exportable and scheduled for groups of six or more. Our instructors can come to your vessel or facility to conduct the class.More →
The 5-day ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) course is designed to enhance the safety of navigation by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to fully utilize the ECDIS.More →
Fishing Vessel Drill Instructor
This course covers the procedures for abandoning ship and the proper use of survival equipment including life rafts, survival suits, and personal floatation devices. It also covers fighting fires in different locations on board.More →
Leadership & Managerial Skills
STCW 5-day Leadership & Managerial Skills course for chief mates, master & second engineers, and chief engineers. This course covers mandatory training for these positions.More →
PSC / Lifeboatman
We have a roller track gravity davit onsite and frequent classes to fit your schedule! This 32-hour Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman course teaches you the practical and procedural aspects of survival craft.More →
RFPNW ASSESSMENTS ONLY
RFPNW Assessments Only is for mariners who currently hold their National Qualified Rating for Able Seaman, and are seeking a National to STCW Crossover for employment on vessels subject to STCW endorsements.More →
ADDITIONAL RADAR TRAINING. Should you request instructor training or assistance before testing on a subsequent day, an additional fee will apply. That cost will be the same as the original 1-day RADAR Refresher fee.More →
5-DAY Original Radar Observer (Unlimited) course trains students in the proper use of radar for risk assessment, collision avoidance, and navigation.More →
Our 5-day Tankerman PIC (DL) course satisfies CFR requirements for endorsement as a Tankerman-PIC (DL) or Tankerman-PIC (Barge) DL, the CFR and STCW requirements for Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo OperationsMore →
This upgrade course covers the slightly more complex subject matter and refined detail required for operation of vessels greater than 100 Gross Registered Tons but not exceeding 200 Gross Registered Tons.More →
Any applicant who has successfully completed the Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (COMPAS-747) course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 12.625(a)(1).More →
Compass Courses' passion is to provide current and future seafarers with the knowledge, understanding, and proficiencies they need to be successful and safe through quality training on a reliable schedule.
Train With Us
We teach classes everyday. Check our class schedule to find a course that works for you.
110 West Dayton Street, Suite 110
Edmonds, WA 98020
To sign up for a course, call 425-778-1923. You can also email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come learn more about what we do here at Compass Courses!
“Excellent facility, excellent instructors! Compass Courses raises the bar in the Pacific Northwest for safety training for the mariner. Look forward to more classes. Good job!”
– Capt. Andy B.