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Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) Engineer Officer Class 3 CoC Requirements (General, Sea Service and STCW)

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The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) Certificate of Competency Engineer Officer Class 3 entitles the holder to serve in machinery spaces as - officer in charge of a watch, irrespective of propulsion power; second engineer officer on ships with propulsion power of up to 3,000 kW and fishing vessels irrespective of the size of the ship’s propulsion power; and chief engineer on ships with propulsion power of up to 750 kW and fishing vessels with propulsion power of up to 3,000 kW.

Holders of the Certificate of Competency Engineer Officer Class 3 who have at least 24 months of seagoing service as engineer officer, may serve as chief engineer on ships with propulsion power of up to 3,000 kW.

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This qualification enables you to work as Engineer Class 3 officer in charge of a watch any propulsion power, second engineer 3,000 kW, and chief engineer 750 kW

General Requirements for Engineer Officer Class 3



  • 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 3 Requirements

The NMA Certificate of Competency Engineer Officer Class 3 entitles the holder to work as:

  • Officer in charge of a watch, irrespective of propulsion power
  • Second engineer officer on ships with propulsion power of up to 3,000 kW
  • Chief engineer on ships with propulsion power of up to 750 kW

Education and Training Requirements

  • In order to be issued with the Certificate of Competency Engineer Officer Class 3, a passed exam covering the areas of Annex IV table A-III/2 for propulsion power of up to 3,000 kW is required

Norway Engineer Officer Class 3 Sea Service Requirements

  • At least 12 months of seagoing service as engineer officer is required in addition to all the requirements of Engineer Officer Class 4

Engineer Officer Class 3 STCW Certificate Requirements

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Table: NMA Engineer Officer Class 3 STCW certificates - Refer: STCW Code

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