Fast Rescue Boat Course

MAR202 – 24.00 Hours


Details Buttons Dates Location Class Price Register Buttons
05/29/24 – 05/31/24 Galveston, TX FP MAR202 527 $1235.00 Register
06/11/24 – 06/13/24 Galveston, TX FP MAR202 528 $1235.00 Register
07/09/24 – 07/11/24 Galveston, TX FP MAR202 529 $1235.00 Register
08/13/24 – 08/15/24 Galveston, TX FP MAR202 530 $1235.00 Register
09/10/24 – 09/12/24 Galveston, TX FP MAR202 532 $1235.00 Register
10/08/24 – 10/10/24 Galveston, TX FP MAR202 534 $1235.00 Register
10/29/24 – 10/31/24 Galveston, TX FP MAR202 535 $1235.00 Register
12/10/24 – 12/12/24 Galveston, TX FP MAR202 537 $1235.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-approved course utilizes classroom lecture and hands-on exercises to provide Fast Rescue Boat personnel with training in safe launch and recovery operations and rescue of personnel who have fallen overboard or are in peril at sea.

Applicants successfully completing this 24-hour Fast Rescue Boat course and presenting our Certificate of Training at a U.S. Coast Guard Regional Exam Center satisfies the requirements of Table A-V1/2-2 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) code. This course satisfies the requirements of 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10.302.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

  • For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).
  • For practical pool sessions, participants must wear T-shirt, swim suit, and bring a towel. Cut-off shorts are not allowed. 
  • For field exercises, TEEX will provide hard-hats, cloth working gloves, life jackets, and disposable ear protection. 
  • Participants should bring foul weather gear if inclement weather is a possibility. 

U.S. Coast Guard Requirement

All participants attending a U.S. Coast Guard approved course are required to provide a photo ID on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. 

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. 

Physical Recommendation

Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Actions in person overboard scenarios
  • Control center team functioning
  • Demobilizing equipment and making ready
  • Makeup of rescue teams
  • Open water rescue concept
  • Plot and position
  • Rescue preparations
  • Search planning
  • Setting up search procedures
  • Types of search patterns
  • Water entry and rescue swimming
  • Proper use of rescue equipment
  • Rescue personnel floatation devices
  • Recovery methods
  • Team leader responsibilities

Suggested Audience

Maritime and offshore petroleum industry personnel

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • U.S. Coast Guard

Other Information

Class Location and Travel Information

8609 Teichman Rd.
Galveston, Texas

The Galveston Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of local hotels.

Directions to TEEX Galveston facility

Contact Information

Nicholas Hickson

Training Manager
Phone: (979) 500-6842 | (979) 500-6893
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130
  • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours.