We are open! Our state governor has deemed us an essential business and we are following USCG, CDC, Federal and State regulations to comply with COVID-19 safety protocol. Thank you for your patience during this time, please call 425-778-1923 if you have any questions. Do you have license/endorsement questions during this time? Here are some USCG letters that may help.
Mariner Appeals During COVID-19
COVID-19 Mariner Credential Extensions
Defining Maritime Critical Infrastructure Workers
Federal Drug Testing Maritime Compliance
COVID-19 Mariner Credentialing Program Impacts Update #1
COVID-19 Mariner Credentialing Program Impacts Update #2
100/200 Ton Captain's LicensingTake 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 →
Able SeamanOur 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. More →
Advanced Fire FightingThe 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. More →
Apprentice MateThis 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 →
ARPAThis 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 RevalidationCompass 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 ManagementThis 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 →
BSTLooking 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 →
BT RefresherIt'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 →
BT RevalidationIt'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 BehaviorDesigned for masters, chief mates, chief engineer officers, second engineer officers, and any other person responsible for the safety of passengers. More →
Crowd ManagementOur 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 →
ECDISThe 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 InstructorThis 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 SkillsSTCW 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 / LifeboatmanWe 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 ONLYRFPNW 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 →
Radar Re-CertificationADDITIONAL 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 →
Radar Observer5-DAY Original Radar Observer (Unlimited) course trains students in the proper use of radar for risk assessment, collision avoidance, and navigation. More →
TANKERMANOur 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 Operations More →
Upgrade MasterThis 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 →
Vessel PersonnelAny 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.