Proceedings Summer 2014
"A" is For Advanced
Students often ask why the course is called the
"Advanced" Foreign Passenger Vessel Exam-
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
Advanced Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course instruction includes video presentations, class discussions, and group projects. U.S. Coast Guard
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