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IMO STCW 2010 Regulations - Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of GMDSS Radio Operators

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

Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of GMDSS Radio Operators

Standard of Competence



  1. The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for certification of GMDSS radio operators shall be sufficient for radio operators to carry out their radio duties. The knowledge required for obtaining each type of certificate defined in the Radio Regulations shall be in accordance with those regulations. In addition, every candidate for certification of competency shall be required to demonstrate ability to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-IV/2.
  2. The knowledge, understanding and proficiency for endorsement under the Convention of certificates issued under the provisions of the Radio Regulations are listed in column 2 of table A-IV/2.
  3. The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-IV/2 shall be sufficient for the candidate to carry out his duties*.
  4. Every candidate shall provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence through:
    1. demonstration of competence to perform the tasks and duties and to assume responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-IV/2, in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of that table; and
    2. examination or continuous assessment as part of an approved course of training based on the material set out in column 2 of table A-IV/2.

*The relevant IMO Model Course(s) may be of assistance in the preparation of courses


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

Specification of minimum standard of competence for GMDSS radio operators

STCW Table A-IV/2 PDF

STCW Section B-IV/2 of Chapter IV (STCW 2010 Resolution 2)

Guidance regarding training and certification of GMDSS radio operators

STCW Section B-IV/2 PDF


MUST READ:

STCW Regulation IV/2

STCW Regulation IV/2 of Chapter IV (STCW 2010 Resolution 1)

Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of GMDSS Radio Operators

  1. Every person in charge of or performing radio duties on a ship required to participate in the GMDSS shall hold an appropriate certificate related to the GMDSS, issued or recognized by the Administration under the provisions of the Radio Regulations.
  2. In addition, every candidate for certification of competency under this regulation for service on a ship, which is required by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended, to have a radio installation, shall:
    1. be not less than 18 years of age; and .
    2. have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-IV/2 of the STCW Code.

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with IMO STCW Convention for the latest requirements and accurate info

LAST UPDATED ON Mar 13, 2019

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