ECDIS Type Specific: VisionMaster SperryMarine Course – ONLINE


The SperryMarine VisionMaster type-specific training course provides officers with the system knowledge required to use this ECDIS for watchkeeping in accordance with the regulations of STCW and the ISM Code. The objectives of this course are to cover type-specific familiarisation of ECDIS tailored to the specific needs of the Navigational Officers. Subject areas covered in the course include an overview of ECDIS carriage requirements, electronic charts, ECDIS navigational functions, ship handling with ECDIS, sensor integration, alert management, as well as the latest changes according to the new IHO and IEC standards. Combined the content of this course ensures that officers understand the type-specific navigational functions of ECDIS, and are familiar with the features that are common to all ECDIS systems before boarding a vessel, which ultimately translates to safer operations and vessel manoeuvring.


  • The course will cover the following topics:
  • User Interface
  • ECDIS Basic Features
  • Chart Work
  • Sensors
  • Route Planning
  • Route Monitoring
  • Chart Maintenance
  • Data Management and Backup Arrangements
  • Navigational Tools and other related Information

Equipment covered

VisionMaster ECDIS
VisionMaster Chart Radar
VisionMaster TotalWatch

Distance learning option

Yes (e-learning / online)

Technical requirements

We recommend the usage of wired internet connection. Please note that connection via mobile internet is also possible, however, it is considered highly unstable and might cause failure of your exam.

Supported internet browsers:

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge

Operating systems

Microsoft Windows
Apple macOS, Linux, Android and Apple’s iOS

Duration and examination

The guided tutorial, with a duration of approx. 16 hours, covers the equipment familiarisation requirements of IMO Model Course 1.27 and MCA MIN-503(M) for the functions and controls of the ECDIS SperryMarine VisionMaster.

A course booking provides you with a three-week time frame to complete the course, repeating Modules where necessary, and to use the “FreePlay” Mode, which allows you to practice freely on the manufacturer’s original, type-approved, software. The courseware includes a final test of no more than 1-hour duration, which can also be repeated, leading to an individual certificate.


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Contact us by email or fax for registration as an individual or group.