Personal Survival Techniques (PST or Ocean Survival)   |   $400.00

2021 Dates
Please contact our office to schedule dates that work best for you.


This twelve-hour course is intended for individuals who have never completed Personal Survival Techniques in the past.  This course is conducted in both the classroom and the pool.  The course covers the following: emergency situations, evacuation, survival craft, personal life-saving equipment, and survival at sea.  There is a written exam for theory. The practical assessment is completed in the Academy’s indoor pool by the instructor.

*Please note, after January 1, 2017, this certification is only valid for 5 years and must be renewed.

USCG Approval:

Applicants who successfully complete our Personal Survival Techniques course will satisfy the Personal Survival Techniques training competency requirements of STCW Code Section A- VI/1  and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(1) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(1).

*Merchant Mariner license holders must contact the US Coast Guard directly for particulars concerning their licenses upgrade or re-certification questions: Call the National Maritime Center at 1-888-427-5662 or visit online at Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation.