STAR Center has received approval from the U.S. Coast Guard to offer certain courses in a fully online format that, for these particular courses, will eliminate the need to travel to STAR Center for completion. These courses will be taught using our STAR Center ZOOM platform with end-of-course testing completed remotely online by students.
STAR Center will administer course written assessments and integral assessments using remote examination administration software and monitoring from ExamSoft using its Examplify, ExamID and ExamMonitor tools. The system is designed to confirm the identity of the person taking the test and maintain the integrity of the examination and the examination process through a combination of remote proctoring and proprietary artificial intelligence (AI).
This compliments previous approvals for "blended" courses, which combine an online synchronous instruction and onsite assessment format. The STAR Center schedule provides a listing of online and blended courses and start dates.
STAR continues to develop and expand these alternative delivery methods for training. STAR Center will continue to offer a mix of blended, online and traditional in-person classes in the normal schedule going forward.