Proceedings Of The Marine

SUM 2014

Proceedings magazine is a communication tool for the Coast Guard's Marine Safety & Security Council. Each quarterly magazine focuses on a specific theme of interest to the marine industry.

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36 Proceedings Summer 2014 "A" is For Advanced Students often ask why the course is called the "Advanced" Foreign Passenger Vessel Exam- iner Course. This dates back to our original course review process. We learned that very good Coast Guard examiners with great knowledge and subject matter expertise sometimes stumbled when it came to examination performance and communicating our expectations of the outcome from the examination. We altered the course from knowledge-based criteria to a team performance-based model. Our goal was to advance examiners' profi- ciency, with the result of optimal performance for the examination team. Basically, the AFPVE can be considered the "graduate school" for foreign passenger vessel examiners. Advanced Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course instruction includes video presentations, class discussions, and group projects. U.S. Coast Guard photos. Summer2014_22.indd 36 5/13/14 9:46 AM

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