Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA)

ARPA Course
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. Subjects include a review of rapid radar plotting techniques, ARPA history and development, ARPA display characteristics, ARPA limitations and errors, and training in the practical application of ARPA for collision avoidance.

The Scuttlebutt:

Any applicant who has successfully completed your Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) (COMPAS-37) course will satisfy the ARPA training requirements of the following: • 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiv); • 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(v); • 46 CFR 11.317(a)(3)(vii); 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(viii); and 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(vii). The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks,


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. Subjects include a review of rapid radar plotting techniques, ARPA history and development, ARPA display characteristics, ARPA limitations and errors, and training in the practical application of ARPA for collision avoidance.

The Scuttlebutt:

Any applicant who has successfully completed your Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) (COMPAS-37) course will satisfy the ARPA training requirements of the following: • 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(vi); 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiv); • 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(v); • 46 CFR 11.317(a)(3)(vii); 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(viii); and 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(vii). The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks,My Radar training at Compass Radar School has been a great experience for me. I definitely gained more confidence in my ability on the bridge.[/blockquote]