Requirements for seagoing services

There are certain requirements to seagoing service in order to upgrade your certificate. The requirements is specific for each type of certificate.

  

Requirements for seagoing service for merchant vessels

STCW Certificate of competency/
Certificate of proficiency
Navigating officers/
Engineeer officers/
Dual officers/
Ratings
Position Requirement 1 Requirement 2 Requirement 3 Validity
II/1 & III/3 Certificate of competency Dual officers Certificate as dual ship's officer
(Watchkeeping mate -
Watchkeeping engineer officer)
12 months as dual cadet     5 years
II/2 & III/2 Certificate of competency Dual officers Certificate as dual ship's officer
(Mate 1st class -
Engineer officer 1st class)
12 months as dual officer     5 years
II/2 & III/2 Certificate of competency Dual officers Certificate as dual ship's officer
(Mate 1st class -
Chief Engineer)

12 months as watchkeeping mate and 24 months as engineer officer, hereof minimum 12 months as engineer officer 1st class

12 months as watchkeeping mate and 36 months as engineer officer

  5 years
II/2 & III/2 Certificate of competency Dual officers Certificate as dual ship's officer
(Master -
Engineer officer 1st class)

12 months as watchkeepingengineer officer and 24 months as mate, hereof minimum 12 months as senior or only mate

12 months as watchkeeping engineer officer and 36 months as mate   5 years
II/2 & III/2 Certificate of competency Dual officers Certificate as dual ship's officer
(Master - Chief Engineer)
36 months as dual officer     5 years
II/2 & III/3 Certificate of competency Dual officers Certificate as dual ship's officer
(Mate 1st class -
Watchkeeping engineer officer)
12 months as minimum watchkeeping mate     5 years
II/2 & III/3 Certificate of competency Dual officers Certificate as dual ship's officer
(Mate 2nd class -
Watchkeeping engineer officer)
12 months as minimum watchkeeping mate     5 years
II/2 & III/3 Certificate of competency Dual officers Certificate as dual ship's officer
(Master -
Watchkeeping engineer officer)
24 months as mate, hereof minimum 12 months as senior or only mate 36 months as mate   5 years
III/2 Certificate of competency Engineeer officers Certificate as Chief Engineer 24 months as engineer officer, hereof minimum 12 months as engineer officer 1st class 36 months as minimum watchkeeping engineer officer   5 years
III/2 Certificate of competency Engineeer officers Certificate as Engineer officer 1st class  12 months as watchkeeping engineer officer     5 years
III/3 Certificate of competency Engineeer officers Certificate as Mechanist 1st class  24 months engine service, hereof 12 months as minimum mechanist 2nd class     5 years
III/3 Certificate of competency Engineeer officers Certificate as Mechanist 2nd class 12 months engine service     5 years
III/3 Certificate of competency Engineeer officers Certificate as Watchkeeping engineer officer  6 months as engineer cadet     5 years
III/6 Certificate of competency Engineeer officers Certificate as electro-technical officer 12 months hereof 6 as engine service in vessesl     5 years
II/4 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Dual watchkeeping certificate 2 months bridge watchkeeping service under supervision     No expiry
II/4 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Watchkeeping certificate 2 months bridge watchkeeping service under supervision     No expiry
II/5 & III/5 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Able ship's assistant 18 months as ordinary ship's assistant 12 months as ordinary ship's assistant and approved training record book 36 months as commercial fisherman No expiry
III/7  Certificate of proficiency Ratings Electro-technical Rating 3 months documented by an approved training record book      
V/1-1-3 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Certificates on Management of Operations on Oil Tankers 3 months in tankers of the type for which the certificate entitles the holder     5 years
V/1-1-3 & V/1-1-5 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Certificates on Management of Operations on Oil and Chemical Tankers 3 months in tankers of the type for which the certificate entitles the holder     5 years
V/1-1-3 & V/1-1-5 & V/1-2-3 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Certificates on Management of Operations on Oil, Chemical and Gas Tankers 3 months in tankers of the type for which the certificate entitles the holder     5 years
V/1-1-3 & V/1-2-3 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Certificates on Management of Operations on Oil and Gas Tankers 3 months in tankers of the type for which the certificate entitles the holder     5 years
V/1-1-5 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Certificate on Management of Operations on Chemical Tankers 3 months in tankers of the type for which the certificate entitles the holder     5 years
V/1-1-5 & V/1-2-3 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Certificate on Management of Operations on Chemical and Gas Tankers 3 months in tankers of the type for which the certificate entitles the holder     5 years
V/1-2-3 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Certificate on Management of Operations on Gas Tankers 3 months in tankers of the type for which the certificate entitles the holder     5 years
V/3-2 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Certificate on Management of Operations on vessels covered by the IGF code 3 months in vessels of the type for which the certificate entitles the holde     5 years
  Certificate of proficiency Ratings Certificate of proficiency in motor operation 6 months engine service     No expiry
V/4-1 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Basic training for seafarers on board vessels covered by the polar code No requirements for seagoing service     5 years
V/4-2 Certificate of proficiency Ratings Certificate on Management of Operations on vessels covered by the polar code 2 months watchkeeping duties     5 years 
  Certificate of proficiency Ratings Ordinary Ship's assistant No requirements for seagoing service     No expiry
II/ Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate as Watchkeeping mate 12 months as deck cadet or ship's assistant with watchkeeping certificate 15 months with basic training module for ship's assistants and watchkeeping certificate 18 months with watchkeeping certificate 5 years
II/2  Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate as Master 24 months as minimum watchkeeping mate, hereof minimum 12 months as senior or only mate  36 months as minimum watchkeeping mate   5 years
II/2 Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate as Mate 1st class 12 months as minimum watchkeeping mate     5 years
II/2  Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate as Mate 2. class 12 months as deck cadet or ship's assistant with watchkeeping certificate 15 months with basic training module for ship's assistants and watchkeeping certificate 18 months with watchkeeping certificate 5 years
II/2  Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate as Mate 3. class 12 months as deck cadet or ship's assistant with watchkeeping certificate 15 months with basic training module for ship's assistants and watchkeeping certificate 18 months with watchkeeping certificate 5 years
II/2 Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate as Master (restricted) 24 months as minimum watchkeeping mate, hereof minimum 12 months as senior or only mate  36 months as minimum watchkeeping mate   5 years
II/3 Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate as Second hand  18 months deck service     5 years
II/3 Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate as Master (home trade) 12 months as minimum second hand     5 years
II/3 Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate as Styrmand af 4. grad  12 months as deck cadet or ship's assistant with watchkeeping certificate 15 months with basic training module for ship's assistants and watchkeeping certificate 18 months with watchkeeping certificate 5 years
  Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate of competency limited 3 months inthe vessel for which the certificate entitles the holder     5 years
  Certificate of competency Navigating officers Certificate of competency in sailing merchant vessels 3 months as ship's assistant with watchkeeping certificate 12 months deck service   5 years
IV2 Certificate of competency Special service GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate (GOC) No requirements for seagoing service 12 months when renewing   5 years
IV/2 Certificate of competency Special service GMDSS Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC) No requirements for seagoing service     5 years
  Certificate of competency Special service Certificate as Ship's cook 12 months galley service in seagoing vessels     No expiry
  Certificate of competency Special service Radio operators in GMDSS for operating maritime MF, HF and VHF radio systems (LRC) No requirements for seagoing service     No expiry

 

 

Requirements for seagoing service for fishing vessels

STCW Certificate of competency/
Certificate of proficiency
Navigating officers/
Engineeer officers/
Dual officers/
Ratings
Position Requirement 1  Requirement 2  Requirement 3  Validity
II/1 Certificate of competency Navigating officer Certificate as Skipper, 1st class, on fishing vessels 12 months as minimum Mate, 3rd class, on fishing vessels     5 years
II/2 Certificate of competency Navigating officer Certificate as Mate, 1st class, on fishing vessels 12 months and completed the basic course of commercial fishing 24 months in fishing vessels   5 years
II/3 Certificate of competency Navigating officer Certificate as Skipper, 3rd class, on fishing vessels  12 months as minimum Second hand on fishing vessels      5 years
II/4 Certificate of competency Navigating officer Certificate as Mate, 3rd class, on fishing vessels 12 months  completed the basic course of commercial fishing 24 months in fishing vessels   5 years
  Certificate of competency Navigating officer Certificate as Second hand on fishing vessels   3 mmonths in fishing vessels and  completed the basic course of commercial fishing 12 months in fishing vessels   5 years
  Certificate of competency Special service Certificate as yacht master, 1st class 6 months as yacht master, 3rd class     No expiry
  Certificate of competency Special service Certificate as yacht master, 3rd class No requirements for seagoing service     No expiry
  Certificate of competency Special service Certificate of competency in sailing for yachtsmen No requirements for seagoing service     No expiry