Use of Cookies
The Nautical Institute uses cookies to provide you with an improved browsing experience, analyse which parts of the website you visit, personalise content and show you adverts we believe may be of interest to you. Please read our Privacy Policy to find out how you can adjust or turn off cookies.
I Accept

You are:

Social Bookmark

Navigation Assessor Course

 Home page photo

Invest in your career with our Navigation Assessor courses...

Join as a member and get a discount on all course fees, plus all the member benefits.
For Singapore course bookings, please email or for all other course bookings, please click on the below button. 

Book Here

Date: 6-7 December 2018 (Fully booked by MOL LNG Transport Co. LTD.)
Tokyo, Japan

Date: 17-18 January 2019
The Nautical Institute, 202 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7LQ, United Kingdom
Fees (+VAT): NI member: £750 Non-member: £900

If you are unable to find a course in a location of your choice, please email with your preferred location.

About the NI's Navigation Assessor Course
The Nautical Institute's Navigation Assessor Course complements The Nautical Institute’s specialist publication Navigation Assessments: A guide to best practice.

This course explores key issues and provides practical advice on:
- What defines an assessment
- Improving safety and best practice
- How to conduct the assessment with a systematic approach
- Preparing an effective report.

The minimum entry requirement is that students will be

Internal Assessor: Master Mariner (Class 1 Certificate of Competency) from a ‘White List’ country.

External Assessor: as above and have command experience for a minimum of 12 months.

Applications will also be considered from applicants who can demonstrate an equivalent level of professional service in the maritime sector.  

This course is suitable for:
- Personnel requiring to demonstrate they hold a qualification to be able to conduct navigation audits stipulated in TMSA3 element 5
- Marine Consultants
- Surveyors
- Inspectors
- Marine Managers
- Superintendents
- Shipmasters preparing for navigation assessments

Award of the navigation Assessor's Qualification is dependent upon successful completion of 2 phases.

Part A, which consists of a theoretical examination to determine a candidate's understanding of the course content. This exam is undertaken at the end of the two day course.

Part B, Which consists of undertaking an actual Navigation Assessment and submitting a Navigational Assessment report for review. This report should closely follow the guidelines delivered during the course and contained within the presentation.

Please note: 

  • If you wish to complete Part B in 2018, a small administrative and courier charge of £50+VAT (VAT applicable to EU residents) will apply for despatch of the Part B certificate.
  • The 2019 fee to complete part B is £400(+VAT).
  • Part A and B must be completed within 6 months of the course start date. 

Each course attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the highly acclaimed book Navigation Assessments - a guide to best practice (worth £40) on the day of the course!

For further information please email

 Navigation Assessments

Each course attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the highly acclaimed book Navigation Assessments - a guide to best practice (worth £40) on the day of the course!
"In my view, every ship's manager, Master, deck officer and navigational assessor should have a copy of this guide to hand, no matter what their experience." 
Steve Clinch, Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, MAIB.