Do I need to renew my BST?
Basic Safety Training is valid for five years. There are two (2) ways to do this: 1. Take our 3-day BST-Refresher course and submit the certificate to the USCG, or 2. Provide documented sea service to the USCG showing you have earned 360 days worth of sea service (beyond the boundary line) over the last five years. One of these two methods is required to maintain your STCW endorsement on your MMC.
What is in the BST class?
How long is BST good?
Basic Safety Training and the BST Refresher certificates are valid for 5 years.