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Welcome to the USCG Auxiliary
Congratulations on your decision to "Help Make a Difference" by Joining Us!
Things To Do during Provision Membership Period & Approval Pending (AP) status
Condendium of Member Information & Resources

Auxiliary Mandated Training Requirements

ICS & NIMS Courses
USCG specific version of ICS 300 & 400 is required
Crew: ICS-100 and NIMS-700; Coxswains/Watchstanders: ICS-100, 200 & 210, NIMS-700 & 800 - take online

Value Added Training
Modules include such topics as:  Chain of Leadership (communicating information & concerns),  Robert's Rules of Order (conducting meetings),  Building Effective Training (capturing audience attention),  Influencing the Spectator Fleet (using positive assertiveness),  New Member Integration (keeping them involved)

V-Department Courses
Program Visitor (PV), Vessel Safety Check (VSC) & OPFAC Inspection Training have been updated including refresher modules &  a TEAM approach to engaging marinas / yacht clubs in Recreation Boating Safety (RBS).

Boat Crew Navigation Rules Policy
Navigation Rules Requirement - 031/07 for Coxswains and PWC operators  -  Navigation Rules training & exam

USCG Licensing Courses Discounted
CG Captain's License Course 25% discount from Mariners Learning Systems through Shop Auxiliary (log in, click logo)

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Online Training
Proctored Exams can be taken online (requires use of Test Administrator & Proctor)
..CG Aux Online Classroom         ..National Testing Center (NTC) Online Exam Gateway

Mandatory Training

Required to be successfully completed during first full year of enrollment & then once every five years thereafter:

  1. .  Suicide Prevention
  2. .  Security Education & Training Awareness
  3. .  Privacy Awareness
  4. .  Prevention of Sexual Harassment
  5. .  Sexual Assault Prevention
  6. .  Civil Rights Awareness (titled changed from Human Relations Awareness)

Required to be successfully completed only once (new enrollees must complete them by end of first full year of enrollment):

  1. .  Ethics Training
  2. .  Influenza Training
  3. .  Intro to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 - course IS-100.b
  4. .  Intro to National Incident Management System - course IS-700.a

Boat Crew

Boat Crew Qualification (BCQ) Program Materials & Study Aids:

  1. .  Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual
  2. .  Response Directorate - Surface Operations
  3. .  Boat Crew Seamanship Manual
  4. .  Currency Maintenance Requirements & Preperation
  5. .  Navigation Rules:
  6. .  Operational Risk Management (ORM) COMDTINST 3500.3
  7. .  Operations Workshop
  8. .  Team Coordination Training (TCT)
  9. .  Incident Command System (ICS) / National Incident Management System (NIMS) - District 1N:  ICS / NIMS FAQ's

Boat Crew Qualification (BCQ) Training Program
consist of classroom, one-on-one mentoring, dockside & on-the-water activities designed to help Members develop the knowledge, skills & expertise required to become boat crew, coxswain or PWC qualified are usually offered in the spring.  - See online Calendar for dates, times & location.

  1. .  Auxiliary Boat Crew Training Manual
  2. .  Boat Crew Qualification Guide, Vol. I: Crew
  3. .  Boat Crew Qualification Guide, Vol. II: Coxswain
  4. .  Boat Crew Qualification Guide, Vol. III: PWC Operator

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Vessel Examiner (VE) & Program Visitor (PV)

  1. .  Becoming a VE or PV
  2. .  V-Directorate:   What's New  /  Workshops
  3. .  VSC:  Presentation  /  Manual
  4. .  VSC for:  Vessel  /  PWC Aid  /  Paddlecraft  /  Rental Boats (canoe, kayak, paddle board)
  5. .  OPFAC (Offer for Use & Inspection):  Vessel  /  PWC
  6. .  PV / RBSVP Manual
  7. .  RBSVP Program Partners

Marine Safety, Security & Environmental Protection (MSSEP)

  1. .  Prevention Directorate (Navigation Systems - NS / Marine Safety - MS)
  2. .  NS Division (Aids to Navigation - ATON & Chart Updating - CU)
  3. .  Roles Auxiliarists can fill as MSSEP Inspectors
  4. .  Marine Safety PQS
  5. .  Trident Program

Instructor Trainer (IT)

  1. .  National Education Department
  2. .  IT Performance Qualification Standards (PQS) Workbook
  3. .  IT:   Resources  /   Tools  /   Job Aids

Watchstander

  1. .  Telecommunications Department
  2. .  Auxiliary Telecommunications Operator Personal Qualification Standard (TCO-PQS)
  3. .  Watchstander Performance Qualification Standard (PQS) Workbook
  4. .  Search and Rescue Training Aid for Boat Crew & Watchstanders

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Specialty Courses (AUXOP)

  1. .  Communications (AUXCOM)
  2. .  Seamanship (AUXSEA)
  3. .  Weather (AUXWEA)
  4. .  Search Coordination & Execution (AUXSC&E)
  5. .  Navigastion (AUXACN)
  6. .  Patrols (AUXPAT)

Elected Officer

  1. .  Administrative Procedures Course (APC)
  2. .  Leadership Development Framework
  3. .  Overview of Positions & Duties
  4. .  Awards Primer
  5. .  Awards Guide
  6. .  Recruiting & Retention Resources Toolkit

Other

  1. .  Human Resources Website
  2. .  New Member Reference Guide
  3. .  Charting Your Course for Service
  4. .  PA Guide  /  PB Guide
  5. .  PA / PB Tools
  6. .  Public Education Classes

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Auxiliary C-School Training Program

Only students on C School orders will be permitted into C School classes (no exceptions).  No one is permitted to observe or audit C School Classes and no one is allowed to take a C School Class at their own expense.  This policy applies to all C Schools sponsored by CG-5421.

  1. .  USCG Auxiliary C-School Portal

Workshops

Sector Maryland - NCR Workshops

Usually held at Southern High School in Harwood, MD or South River High School in Edgewater, MD during February  -  see Online Calendars for dates, times, location and program information.

Operations / Team Coordination Training (TCT) Workshop

is offered in the spring starting with the Sector Maryland - NCR Workshop typically held in March.  Attendance is mandatory for all District 5SR boat and aviation qualified members.  -  see Online Calendars for dates, times and location or "BCQ Program Materials & Study Aids" for Operations Workshop and TCT Presentation.

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