My certificate expires in 2017 or later


If you have a certificate of competency that expires after 31 December 2016, you have a so-called STCW 2010 certificate. When renewing your STCW 2010 certificate of competency, you must remember to forward documentation of having completed a refresher course in maritime safety and fire-fighting when applying.

Below you can read more about the impact that the revision of the STCW Convention will otherwise have on your certificate of competency and your certificate of proficiency.

For navigating officers

In general, you meet the new requirements for ECDIS (Electronics Chart Display and Information System) and BRM (Bridge Resource Management).

Please note that there are also refresher requirements for certain certificates of proficiency. You can read more here.

Do you have an STCW 2010 certificate?

You can find the date of expiry on your certificate of competency or get an overview of your certificates on My page.

If you do not have an STCW 2010 certificate, you can get assistance here.

If you want to apply for a new certificate of competency, you can click here.

For engineer officers

In general, you meet the new requirements, namely ERM (Engine Room Resource Management).

You have had an endorsement as an ETO (electro-technical officer) in accordance with STCW regulation III/6.

Please note that there are also refresher requirements for certain certificates of proficiency. You can read more on MARTEC- maritime and polytechnic college.

For mechanists

In general, you meet the new requirements, namely ERM (Engine Room Resource Management).

If you have passed your exam after 1 January 2013, you have an endorsement as an ETO (electro-technical officer) in accordance with STCW regulation III/6. If you do not have this endorsement, a supplementary course is required. You can read more on MARTEC - maritime and polytechnic

Please note that there are also refresher requirements for certain certificates of proficiency. You can read more here.