U.S. Coast Guard PME Study Guide

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Welcome to EPME central  This site contains information regarding the release of the EPME study guide and its effect on future Service Wide Examinations. (SWE)  I will continue to update this site in order to keep the field as informed as possible about EPME.  Please review the site before contacting the EPME Subject Matter Specialist.  However, if you cannot find the answer to your question on this site, please feel free to contact me.

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Educational Services Officers  (ESO)

The EPME AQEs are available from the institute.  The course codes for the exams are as follows:  EPME-4  apprentice exam 0462, EPME 6 Journeyman exam 0662, and the EPME 8 Master exam 0862.  The course codes are listed in the drop down menu of the electronic CGI 2100 enrollment form located on the Institute's web site.

Passing the Advancement Qualification Exam (AQE)

Recommended study habits (students):

"Members will have to make a sustained effort and be committed to learning in order to pass the AQE. It is designed to ensure that the student understands all material within the E-PME study guide. Questions are crafted by testing understanding of a critical concept or recall of an important fact within each chapter. Questions will always relate to the overall intent of the qualification. The best strategy to ensure a passing score is to review the qualification at the beginning of each chapter, study all content within the chapter, and complete each "knowledge check" at the end of the chapter. Seek assistance from your supervisor or mentor whenever you do not understand any material or if you fail to pass a knowledge check. In addition, thorough study of the information provided in support of the performance qualifications will also be an important way to prepare for the AQE."

Recommended study habits (supervisors):

"Supervisors of those at the apprentice level should keep in mind that their students are experiencing many of the words, acronyms, and concepts within the study guide for the first time. What appears to be obvious to a seasoned Petty Officer may be overwhelming to a non-rate, making recall difficult at test time. Supervisors should be proactive, ensuring that students complete each knowledge check and understand the content throughout each chapter. If you have questions or suggestions regarding preparation of students for the AQE, contact the E-PME course writer.


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