After completion of the AV training program (described on the
AV Qualification page), AV candidates
and must perform three supervised PATON Verifications,
including preparation of required reports, under the supervision of a
Aids Verifier Qualifier (AVQ). The procedure below must be
followed for these supervised verifications.
The AVQ used to supervise the three PATON
verifications must by listed on the district's
The AV Candidate must perform each PATON verification without
aid, and must
then fill out a PATON verification report
each PATON verified.
The AV Candidate must prepare a draft 7030 AuxData
report for the verifications, as if they
were getting AuxData credit. This
draft is only for testing purposes - it is not sent to IS.
The AVQ will only pass the candidate if the
verification is done properly, any discrepancies are
properly reported, and
all of the
required paperwork is completed properly.
The AVQ enters the verifications into the PATON
Database system, taking credit for having done
verification (the AVQ gets the credit, not the trainee).
The AVQ submits a 7030 to their own IS officer
taking credit for having done the 3 PATON
verifications, with the candidate
listed as a trainee (just as is done in the VE and PV
programs - the supervisor gets the credit, not the
successful completion of the three supervised verifications, the AVQ
then forwards to the DSO the following reports to document the
successful completion of the candidate's supervised verifications:
the AV Candidate's
completed PQS (with tasks E, F & G left blank for the DSOs
the AV Candidate's
three PATON verification reports.
the AV Candidate's draft 7030(s) reports.
discrepancy reports that were generated during the
If the candidate is
not boat crew qualified, copies of the required sign off
their boat crew qualification guide
certification that the candidate properly performed the
three verifications without assistance, and properly
verified the PATONs against the NOAA chart, the Light List,
the LNM, and the PATON database record.