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Onboard ECDIS Assessor

Generic training course

Course content:

Provides the trainee with advanced training in ECDIS functionalities and capabilities, ensuring the level of competence necessary to conduct qualified onboard assessments*. Follows IMO Model Course 1.30**. Complies with the STCW code, section A-1/6. Relevant for shore based personnel and Senior Officers, who are about to or are conducting onboard ECDIS competence assessment of Navigational Officers.

*Certification as Onboard ECDIS Assessor does not authorize the holder to issue FURUNO accredited certificates.
**Option to perform IMO Model Course 1.30 separately. Please contact us, if this could be of your interest.


4 or 5 days.

Instructor certification:

  • Instructor candidates must have a Master Mariner education.

  • Successful completion of a 10 days instructor training course at FURUNO Maritime Training. By documenting proven experience with ECDIS use and as an instructor, it could be considered reduced to fewer days of extensive training based on an individual assessment.

Instructor training content:

  • Covers advanced operation of the FURUNO FMD ECDIS, combined with the principles of assessing the navigators, in English, onboard the vessel. Doing the onboard assessment is in focus, where the instructor candidates will practise evaluating the actual competences of knowledgeable navigator’s in their use and understanding of the ECDIS.

Equipment requirements:

  • One genuine and updated FURUNO FMD ECDIS workstation and control panel available per trainee in the classroom (maximum eight trainees per course).
    (Opportunity to add FAR-3000 chart radar, when in ECDIS mode).

  • Equipment with adequate sensor input to operate the ECDIS units and with related ENC charts licenses covering exercise areas.


  • Entry fee: EUR 5000***, covering the training and certification of two instructors. Additional instructor cost EUR 3000. If two or more instructor trainees are booked for the same time slot, the price is reduced to EUR 2500*** per instructor.

  • Subscription fee (yearly): EUR 5000***, covering up to 15 trainees on the Onboard ECDIS Assessor course, local periodical audit by an FURUNO Maritime Training assessor, FURUNO FMD ECDIS software, and instructor support.

  • Training fee: EUR 300 per trainee, after initial 15 trainees Onboard ECDIS Assessor (charged monthly).

*** Expenses covering travel, accommodation and meals related to the above are not included in the fees. Equipment required, ENC chart licenses, local installation and service agreements are not included but are available on request.

Please contact us if you have any questions:
Phone: +45 36 77 40 12