Welcome to Compass Courses Maritime School
We are a professional maritime training school located in Edmonds, WA. We have 25 USCG/STCW approved courses to serve your training needs.
100/200 Ton Captains 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, 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 the size of vessel 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 mockup facility you get excellent hands on training extinguishing Class A and Class B fires in realistic environments. The WSFTA instructors
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 four-day course will satisfy the training and assessment requirements for ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) will satisfy the ARPA training requirements for both 46 CFR 11.202(C) and the STCW ARPA assessments for OICNW 3-2A through 3-2N.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 is one of the most important and fun courses required. It provides a hands-on training experienceMore →
Most likely it has been five years since you took BST, and since then hopefully you have not had to fight a real fire, abandon ship, or give CPR. This course presents a great opportunity to re-experience critical training,More →
Crisis Management & Human Behavior
Designed for masters, chief mates, chief engineer officers, second engineer officers and any person having responsibility for the safety of passengersMore →
All of our Crowd & Crisis Management & Human Behavior classes are scheduled for groups of six or more and are exportable. Our instructors can come to your vessel or facility to conduct the class.More →
The 5 day EDCIS (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 ECDIS. The course incorporates the newMore →
Fishing Vessel Drill Instructor
Abandoning ship and the proper use of survival equipment including liferafts, survival suits and personal floatation devices,Fighting fires in different locations on board,More →
Leadership & Managerial Skills
STCW 5 day Leadership & Managerial Skills Course for Chief Mate/ Master & Second Engineer/Chief Engineers. Chief Mate/ Master & Second Engineer/Chief Engineers must complete this trainingMore →
We have our own roller track gravity davit onsite! This means frequent classes to help fit your schedule.This 32-hour Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman course teaches you the practical and procedural aspects of survival craft.More →
ADDITIONAL RADAR TRAINING Should you request instructor training or assistance before testing on a following day an additional fee will apply. That cost will be the same as the original 1-day RADAR Refresher fee.More →
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 your 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 require to be successful and safe through quality training on a reliable schedule.
Train With Us
We are teaching classes every day, each month, check our schedule for your needs.
110 West Dayton Street Suite 110
Edmonds, WA 98020
Sign up for your course by calling 425-778-1923. Or email email@example.com with questions.
NEW COURSES FOR 2018
ECDIS has arrived at Compass Radar School! Leadership and Managerial Skills and ARPA are filling up fast! Book your training now!
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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.