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General Operator’s Certificate for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
This course is designed to meet the requirements of Rule IV/2 Section A‐IV/2 Table A‐IV/2 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, STCW / 78, as amended.
The participant having completed the course will be able to transmit and receive information using subsystems and GMDSS equipment and fulfilling the functional requirements of the GMDSS.
This course framework assumes little knowledge of the practice of maritime radio but a working knowledge of English as a Second Language. Basic computer skills are assumed in the course schedule is recommended. Additional training will be required for those who lack basic skills in using computers
IMO Course No: 1.25 Regulation: IV/2 Course Duration: 17 days (132 hours).