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Onboard ECDIS Trainer

Generic training course

Course content:

Provides the trainee with advanced training in ECDIS functionalities and capabilities combined with lessons in how to train others in the use of the FURUNO ECDIS*. The training course provides the trainee with the level of competence necessary to conduct qualified Onboard ECDIS one-on-one training onboard their company’s ships. Relevant for Senior Officers based ashore or onboard.

* Certification as Onboard ECDIS Trainer does not authorize the holder to issue FURUNO accredited certificates.


5 days.

Instructor certification:

  • Instructor candidates must have a Master Mariner education and hold an IMO Model Course 6.09 Train The Trainer certificate (or equivalent).

  • 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 teaching and instructing the navigators, in English, onboard the vessel. The challenges of transferring knowledge to navigators in their local environment are in focus and practised using relevant scenarios.

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 10 trainees on the Onboard ECDIS Trainer course, local periodical audit by an FURUNO Maritime Training assessor, FURUNO FMD ECDIS software support, and instructor support.

  • Training fee: EUR 400 per trainee, after initial 10 trainees Onboard ECDIS Trainer courses. 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.

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