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Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) Engineer Officer Class 1 (Chief Engineer) CoC Requirements (General, Sea Service and STCW)

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The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) Certificate of Competency Engineer Officer Class 1 entitles the holder to serve in machinery spaces on board ships and fishing vessels irrespective of propulsion power, as - officer in charge of a watch, second engineer officer, and chief engineer officer. Chief engineer officer is the senior most engineer officer responsible for the mechanical propulsion and the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical installations on board a ship.

Specific roles include but not limited to - safety, pollution prevention, engine room management, operation and maintenance of machinery, maintain and update documentation, and personnel training to name a few.

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This qualification enables you to work as Engineer Class 1 officer in charge of a watch, second engineer, and chief engineer - Check STCW Requiremements for Chief Engineer

General Requirements for Engineer Officer Class 2



  • Age: 18 years
  • Documented seagoing service and education in accordance with the relevant certificate class
  • A valid medical certificate for employees on ships
  • Competence shall be assessed by an assessor

Norwegian Engineer Officer Class 1 Requirements

The NMA Certificate of Competency Engineer Officer Class 1 entitles the holder to work as:

  • Officer in charge of a watch unlimited
  • Second engineer officer unlimited
  • Chief engineer unlimited

Education and Training Requirements

  • In order to be issued with the Certificate of Competency Engineer Officer Class 1, a successfully completed exam covering the areas of Annex IV table A-III/2 is required 

Norway Engineer Officer Class 1 Sea Service Requirements

  • At least 36 months of seagoing service as engineer officer is required in addition to all the requirements of Engineer Officer Class 4

Engineer Officer Class 1 STCW Certificate Requirements

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Table: NMA Engineer Officer Class 1 STCW certificates - Refer: STCW Code

Dsclaimer: For general information purpose only. Please check with NMA for the latest and accurate information

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