Deck Officer


River Endorsements

MODU Endorsements

Exam Code: RVR03
Endorsement: Mate of Less than 500-1600 Gross Registered Tons
Modules: Q300 - Q393


Examination Modules and Topics: Click on Module Title for Sample Exam
Grey Boxes Represent Major Topic Headings In Accordance With 46 CFR Subchapter B

Q300-Rules of the Road: Inland Q391-Deck General and Safety Q392-Navigation General Rivers Q393-Chart Plot
Watchkeeping Seamanship Maritime Law


Equipment &


Navigation and Position Determination Piloting
Inland Navigational Rules Marlinspike Seamanship National Maritime Law

Basic Firefighting

and Prevention

Piloting Chart Navigation2
  Purchases, Blocks, & Tackle Credentialing of Seaman Emergency Procedures Chart Navigation2 Dead Reckoning
  Watchkeeping Shipboard Management and Training Temporary Repairs Instruments & Accessories Electronic Navigation
  Basic Principles, Watchkeeping

Vessel Alteration/


Hot Work


Crew Safety in


Aids to Navigation Instruments & Accessories
  Vessel Maneuvering and Handling Safety Fire or Explosion Charts, Navigation Publication, & Notices to Mariners Aids to Navigation
  Vessel Handling in Rivers & Estuaries Ship's Business Abandon Ship Procedures Compass - Magnetic & Gyro Charts, Navigation Publication, & Notices to Mariners
  Maneuvering in Shallow Water Certificates and Documents Required Emergency Steering Principles of Magnetic Compass  
  Interaction with Bank/Passing Ship Stability, Construction, and Damage Control Rescuing Survivors from Ship/Aircraft in Distress

Magnetic Compass Error/


  General: Turn Circle, Pivot Point, Advance and Transfer Damage Control Man Overboard Procedures Meteorology and Oceanography  
  Wake Reduction Vessel Power Plants Emergency Towing Characteristics of Weather Systems  
  Cargo Handling and Stowage Marine Engineering Terms Communications    
  Cargo Stowage and Security, including Cargo Gear Fire Prevention and Firefighting Appliances






  Loading and Discharging Operations Organization of Fire Drills Lifesaving    
  Dangerous/Hazardous Cargo Regulations Classes and Chemistry of Fire Lifesaving Appliance Regulations    
  Tank Vessel and Fuel Oil Operations Firefighting Systems Lifesaving Appliance Operation    
2 River chart navigation only.