Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (ALAVTC-747)

Official Title
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (ALAVTC-747)
U.S. Coast Guard and STCW 95 Approved Class - one day
Able Seaman Seafarer Pathway
Junior Engineer Seafarer Pathway

This VPDSD course will qualify the student to satisfy the training requirements for Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties and Security Awareness as outlined in 46 CFR 12.627(a)(1) and 46 CFR 625(a)(1) and the competencies of STCW Table A-VI/6-1 and A-VI/6-2 for STCW endorsements for Security Awareness and Vessel Personnel With Designated Security Duties.  

This course is delivered online, via Zoom.  Final exam must be proctored in person and exam must be completed no later than two weeks after completion of the course.

Exams can be proctored at four sites in Alaska. Test must be scheduled with the facility before testing date. The list of approved testing facilities is below.

  • AVTEC, Seward
  • Kenai Peninsula College, Homer
  • University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan
  • University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau 
Training Times
0830 to 1530
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Cost of Course
Room and Board
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