ECDIS Generic

This course covers training in Ecdis (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) and is based on the provisions of table A-II/1 and A-II/2 of the STCW Code. It is intended to provide the knowledge, skill and understanding of ECDIS and electronic charts to the thorough extent needed to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is ECDIS. As per mid 2012, ECDIS needs to be applied on ships larger than 3000GT in unlimited sea routes. The ‘old-fashioned’ maps can and will eventually be substituted by electronic navigation maps. The course emphasizes the use of and understanding of ECDIS in various ways (based on subjects from the IMO Model course 1.27). Theoretical material is alternated with practical exercises on the simulator. The course is designed to meet the STCW requirements in the use of ECDIS, as revised by the 2010 Manila Amendments.

Those who successfully complete the course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge, skill and understanding to undertake the duties of a navigational watch officer. This includes, but is not limited to:


  • Legal aspects.
  • Different types of charts.
  • Use of different modes i.e. planning, monitoring and chart maintenance.
  • Error handling.
  • Monitoring the Integrity.
  • Risk of over-reliance.

This course has been certified by ILT and meets the STCW Manila Amendments.

Course information

Target group:
Captains and officers in charge of a navigational watch on board ships of 500 gt or more.
Conditions for participation:
Certificate of competence for navigational officers and a reasonably good knowledge of the English language.
Course duration:
5 consecutive days.
Atoomweg 2H, 9743 AK Groningen
Min. nr. of participants:
4 Persons
Max. nr. of participants:
8 Persons
When the course is passed, the certificate will be handed out and the Seamansbook is signed and stamped.
Validity certificate:
During the course a bridge simulator will be used. The ECDIS Generic course can be combined with the ECDIS Type Specific course. Therefore the total duration will be slightly longer, namely 7 days. The course date of the ECDIS Generic combined with the Type Specific course can be obtained on request. For more information on the Type Specific courses NTTA offers, please go to the course description of ECDIS Type Specific.
Bring along:
Passport and Seamansbook


Apr 15, 2019
Apr 19, 2019
1152 .00
Per person, excluding VAT. Including coffee, tea, lunch and materials.
Nov 18, 2019
Nov 22, 2019
1152 .00
Per person, excluding VAT. Including coffee, tea, lunch and materials.

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