To become AV Certified in D1SR,
Be currently or formerly boat crew or coxswain
qualified. If not, they must complete sections BCM-02-08
through 02-14 (tasks addressing survival equipment) & BCM-06-01 through
06-08 tasks of the Boat Crew Qualification Guide. This
ensures that AV candidates have on-the-water knowledge in safety and Aids to Navigation systems.
completed ICS-100 and ICS-700.
- Download, print out, and read the full text of:
D1SR Federal Aids To Navigation Training Manual
PATON Training Guide
D1SR Bridge Program Training Manual
The Coast Guard Bridge Regulations -
Reporting Navigation Systems Activity Guide
- Take a one day Aids Verifier training class presented by the
Navigation Systems Department
. Given the large volume of information covered in the
course, it is imperative
that the students have studied the
required reading prior to the class date.
. Prior to attending the class, the AV candidate must
having read the above material by passing
an open book at-home
test supplied by the DSO-NS. This test is a
component of any scheduled AV training
class, and is only sent out to students
registered for a scheduled course.
. The student must bring the above hard copy documents to the class.
. The class
will be taught by an AV and IT qualified
has been designated by the DSO-NS to
teach the class.
- After completion of step 4 above, complete the
with the D1SR Aids Verifier Qualifier (AVQ), and perform three supervised PATON Verifications,
including preparation of required reports, under the supervision of a
. AVQs are experienced AVs who have
been appointed by
the DSO-NS to perform AV training
. 1SR AVQs who can perform the supervised Verifications
are listed on the 1SR
designated AVQ list.
. See the
Supervised Verification page for details on the required supervised
. To meet the requirements of section 7.3 of the national PQS, two of
the three supervised
verifications must include checking
lights on lit PATONS.
On successful completion of the 3 supervised
inspections and the PQS, the AVQ will notify the DSO-NS, using the procedure
outlined on the AV
Supervised Verification page. The DSO-NS will check
that the candidate meets all of the above criteria, and he will then
sign off tasks E, F and G of the PQS, and then notify the District Qualification Team that the candidate should be
certified as an Aids Verifier.
NOTE: While the AVQ will mentor the candidate through most
of the PQS, only the DSO-NS can sign off on tasks E, F and G.