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How to Apply

Selection priority will be given to officers (active duty CWO and above) or civilians (GS-11 and above) that hold one Port State Control Officer qualification or one Domestic Marine Inspector qualification and are currently assigned to Sector AMI, JMI, AJMI positions that conduct foreign passenger vessel examinations. Active duty Petty Officers (E-5 and above), civilians (GS-9), and Marine Safety Center personnel will be considered on a case-by-case basis.   We also advertise the course information to each cruise line, classification society and other industry stakeholders directly through our customer service representatives.  

USCG Members

Course Code is 500317
Submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) through your unit Training Coordinator. 
ETRs must include the following information:
1. Percent of FPVE PQS completion?
2. Y/N. Has the member completed the Cruise Ship Performance Guide or cruise ship industry indoctrination?
3. Y/N. Has the unit deferred the prerequisite to attend the FPVE Course (up to 12 months)?
4. Priority if multiple members from one unit are submitted. (i.e. Priority 1 of 2, 2 of 3, etc.)

Note: The answers to these questions will not disqualify applicants, but will be used for screening purposes.

This course is the same as the previously titled Advanced Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner (AFPVE) course. Enrollment into the FPVE course is not necessary for those who completed the AFPVE course after January 2009.

Visit TQC's website for more details.

Industry Members

If you wish to attend a course please send a request directly to the Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise at providing your name, contact information, position, company representing, and preferred date if known.


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