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IMO STCW 2010 Regulations - Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Electro-Technical Rating (ETR)

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STCW Code Section A-III/7 Chapter III (STCW 2010 Resolution 2)

Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Electro-Technical Rating



  1. Every electro-technical rating serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall be required to demonstrate the competence to perform the functions at the support level, as specified in column 1 of table A-III/7.
  2. The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required of an electro-technical rating serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more is listed in column 2 of table A-III/7.
  3. Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table A-III/7.

STCW Table A-III/7 of Chapter III (STCW 2010 Resolution 2)

Specification of minimum standard of competence for electro-technical ratings

STCW Table A-III/7 PDF

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STCW Regulation III/7

STCW Regulation III/7 of Chapter III (STCW 2010 Resolution 1)

Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Electro-Technical Rating

  1. Every electro-technical rating serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall be duly certificated.
  2. Every candidate for certification shall:
    1. be not less than 18 years of age;
    2. have:
      1. completed approved seagoing service including not less than 12 months training and experience, or
      2. completed approved training, including an approved period of seagoing service which shall not be less than 6 months, or
      3. qualifications that meet the technical competences in table A-III/7 and an approved period of seagoing service, which shall not be less than 3 months; and
    3. meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/7 of the STCW Code.
  3. Every Party shall compare the standard of competence which it required of electro-technical ratings for certificates issued before 1 January 2012 with those specified for the certificate in section A-III/7 of the STCW Code, and shall determine the need, if any, for requiring these personnel to update their qualifications.
  4. Seafarers may be considered by the Party to have met the requirements of this regulation if they have served in a relevant capacity on board a ship for a period of not less than 12 months within the last 60 months preceding the entry into force of this regulation for that Party and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/7 of the STCW Code.
  5. Notwithstanding the above requirements of paragraphs 1 to 4, a suitably qualified person may be considered by a Party to be able to perform certain functions of section A-III/7.

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LAST UPDATED ON Jan 18, 2019

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