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Aids Verifier Performance Qualification Standard

This qualification is the baseline national standard for qualification as an Aid Verifier. Individual Sectors/Districts may add, but not delete requirements appropriate to their area. NO TASK MAY BE WAIVED in this qualification.

WHO MAY ACT AS VERIFYING OFFICER

Any Auxiliarist who holds an AV qualification, or any active duty/reserve who holds equivalent active duty qualification or who has been appointed by the Sector Commander to act as verifying officer.

Each Auxiliary or Coast Guard District or Coast Guard Sector may establish their own procedures for qualification. Members should check on the process in their area by contacting their Navigation Systems (NS) Chain of Leadership and Management.

ATON Verifier Performance Qualification Standard (AV PQS) Booklet

Links to Reference Materials and other Useful Information

Code of Federal Regulations

  • 33CFR66
  • 33CFR114
  • 33CFR115
  • 33CFR116
  • 33CFR118

Sample NOAA Charts

Sample USACE Charts

  • USACE Aids to Navigation
  • USACE Appendix A
  • USACE Appendix B
  • USACE Appendix C
  • USACE Legend
  • USACE Note to Recreational Boaters
  • USACE Map 048 – Mississippi River Mile Marker 546-552

Forms

  • A7054
  • NS-7054
  • NS-7055
  • CG 2554
  • CG 2596
  • NS-AN01 – Federal Short Range Aid to Navigation Program Handout
  • NS-AN02 – Federal Short Range Aids to Navigation Study Guide
  • NS-AN03 – ATON Kit Handout 17 Jan 2009
  • NS-AN Power Points

Light Lists

    Local Notice to Mariners

      Manuals

      • ATON – USCGAUX Federal Aids to Navigation Study Guide (7/14/07)
      • CI16500_16A – Coast Guard Auxiliary Aids to Navigation Program
      • CIM16500_7A – Aids to Navigation Manual (Administration)
      • CIM16590_5C – Bridge Administration Manual

      Notice to Mariners

      • Sample NTM 15 January 2011

      Tides

      • NOAA Tides & Currents Website