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IMO STCW 2010 Regulations - List of Certificates or Documentary Evidence Required Under the STCW Convention

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Under the STCW Convention, all seafarers need to meet minimum standards of competence, age, medical fitness, and approved sea-going service. These standards are set by each national administration, but as a minimum, they should reflect STCW standards and STCW Code.

The certificates you are required to hold depend on your rank, responsibilities you are assigned on board, and the type of vessel you are serving on.

Please find below a list of documentary evidence required under STCW 2010. You may also check our STCW Guide section for more clarity on the requirements at various stages of a merchant mariner's career.

List of Certificates or Documentary Evidence Required Under STCW 2010

Regulations* 

Type of certificate and brief description

Endorsement attesting recognition of a certificate1

Registration required2

Revalidation of certificate3

II/1, II/2, II/3, III/1, III/2, III/3, III/6, IV/2, VII/2

Certificate of Competency - For masters, officers and GMDSS radio operators

Yes

Yes

Yes

II/4, III/4, VII/2

Certificate of Proficiency - For ratings duly certified to be a part of a  navigational or engine-room watch

No

Yes

No

II/5, III/5, III/7, VII/2

Certificate of Proficiency - For ratings  duly  certified  as  able seafarer deck, able seafarer engine or electro-technical rating

No

Yes

No

V/1-1, V/1-2

Certificate of Proficiency or endorsement to a Certificate of Competency – For masters and officers  on  oil,  chemical  o liquefied gas tankers

Yes

Yes

Yes

V/1-1, V/1-2

Certificate of Proficiency - For ratings  on  oil,  chemical  or liquefied gas tankers

No

Yes

No

V/2

Documentary evidence - Training for masters, officers, ratings and other personnel serving on passenger ships

No

No

No4

VI/1

Certificate of Proficiency5  - Basic training

No

Yes

Yes6

VI/2

Certificate of Proficiency5 - Survival craft, rescue boats and fast rescue boats

No

Yes

Yes6

VI/3

Certificate of Proficiency5 -Advanced fire fighting

No

Yes

Yes6

VI/4

Certificate of Proficiency5 -Medical first aid and medical care

No

Yes

No

VI/5

Certificate of Proficiency - Ship security officer

No

Yes

No

VI/6

Certificate of Proficiency7 - Security Awareness training or security training for seafarers with designated security duties

No

Yes

No

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Notes:



  1. Endorsement attesting recognition of a certificate means endorsement in accordance with regulation I/2, paragraph 7.
  2. Registration required means as part of register or registers in accordance with regulation I/2, paragraph 14.
  3. Revalidation of a certificate means establishing continued professional competence in accordance with regulation I/11 or maintaining the required standards of competence in accordance with sections A-VI/1A-VI/2, and A-VI/3, as applicable.
  4. As required by regulation V/2, paragraph 3 seafarers who have completed training in “crowd management”, “crisis management and human behaviour” or “passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity” shall at intervals not exceeding five years, undertake appropriate refresher training or to provide evidence of having achieved the required standards of competence within the previous five years.
  5. The certificates of competency issued in accordance with regulations II/1, II/2, II/3, III/1, III/2, III/3, III/6 and VII/2 , II/2, II/3, III/1, III/2, III/3, III/6 and VII/2 include the proficiency requirements in “basic training”, “survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats”, “advanced fire fighting” and “medical first aid” therefore, holders of mentioned certificates of competency are not required to carry Certificates of Proficiency in respect of those competences of chapter VI.
  6. In accordance with sections A-VI/1A-VI/2, and A-VI/3, seafarers shall provide evidence of having maintained the required standards of competence every five years.
  7. Where security awareness training or training in designated security duties is not included in the qualification for the certificate to be issued.

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

LAST UPDATED ON Jan 21, 2019

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