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Manuals You'll Need

Note -- As of 2 May 2017 the links to these manuals do not work.  Check the Auxiliary Manual section to see if they have been restored.  When that happens the links will be rebuilt.  Contact SO-CS 02 for additional information.
 

The Coxwain Qualification Guide should be printed out as you will need to bring this Guide to every session of the Academy so your completed work can be signed off.  You should write your name at the top of each task page as soon as your print out the manual (or receive a hard copy).  You must bring the completely signed off Guide to the Shore Side QE session. Each task has one or more reference items designated by a letter code - those references are:

[A] The Auxiliary Manual - the basic reference for everything we do in the Auxiliary. WARNING - This is a very big file for downloading, you may wish to obtain a copy via a thumb drive or CD from your FSO-MA or FC.

[B] The Boat Crew Seamanship Manual is the basic textbook for all Crew (and Coxswain) training - it is the same manual that used by the active duty.  This is a very large download, if your system has trouble with it contact your FSO-OP or FSO-MT to obtain an electronic copy.  Your Flotilla may be able to loan you a hard copy of this manual or you may only need to print out selected pages for your study if you have trouble reading from a computer screen.

[C] The Auxiliary Boat Crew Training Manual set the basic plan for Boat Crew Training and explains in detail all of the components of the training process.

[D] The Operations Policy Manual covers details of operations such as minimum crew size, duties of various positions in the operations team, hours of service, etc. It also sets minimum standards for equipment, training, and qualification maintenance. 

[E] Navigation Rules International - Inland is the basic reference for all navigational issues beyond the first rule -- "TONNAGE WINS".  As your operational career grows you may want to purchase a hard copy of this fairly small manual.

[F] The U.S. Coast Guard Addendum to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR)'s most recent update is available through this link.  It is a large download.


28 Hours Underway as Crew

You must have completed 28 Hours underway as non-lead (Crew) on ordered missions.  This must be reflected in AUXDATA - contact your FSO-IS or check AUXINFO yourself to confirm. 


Operations Policy Exam

You must pass the Operations Policy Exam which is open book.  You may take it through the National Testing Center. After you pass the exam you don't need to do anything, your record in AUXDATA is automatically updated.  If you check your own name in AUXDIRECTORY you can also verify the systems have your record.


Team Coordination Training

 You must have taken TCT within the last 5 years.  Ask your FSO-IS for a copy of your Training Status Report to verify the last date the 5 year course was taken.  If you need a course check the Division Calendar (on the navigation panel to the left) or check with surrounding Divisions' web sites for availability in their areas.

The one hour TCT refresher must be taken each year in which you don't take the 5 year course.  This was given at the Division 2 Operations All Hands - if you missed it check with your FSO-MT or OP for a make up session.

You must have either a current 5 year or current year 1 hour refresher course prior to the QE session. You can ask your FSO-IS for a copy of your Training Status Report to verify you have met either requirement.


ICS 200

The FEMA online course is here. Make sure you print out our course completion certificate, your Flotilla Commander will need to send it to DIRAUX for entry in AUXDATA - Be sure to keep a copy for your records - just in case. 


 

ICS 800

The FEMA ICS 800 Course is here. Make sure you print out our course completion certificate, your Flotilla Commander will need to send it to DIRAUX for entry in AUXDATA - Be sure to keep a copy for your records - just in case. 


 

ICS 210 - On Line

ICS 210 is an on-line course available through the Auxiliary Learning Management System (Not FEMA).  Unlike the FEMA course, when you complete ICS 210 you will not need to do anything, completion is entered in your training record 5 to 10 days after you take the course.  But - keep the passing score Email just in case (and the system keeps a record of your completion as well).


 

Series 70 Navigation Rules Exam

The Series 70 Navigation Rules Exam is taken on line through the National Testing Center but is a closed book exam requiring a Proctor.  Proctors are listed on the page with the exam titles - simply click on that tab for a list of Proctors.  You'll need to arrange for one of the Proctors to be with you when you take the Exam. You can locate a list of Division 2 Proctors on the Member Training face page at this location.

Exam passing results will be posted to AUXDATA immediately as well as to your personal record in AUXDIRECTORY.