My first certificate of competency


Certificate of competency

​​​​​​Which certificate of competency can be issued based on my maritime exam?


Here you will find an overview of the certificates of competency, which typically can be issued after a mari​time exam is passed.

Furthermore the overview shows the highest grade of cerficate, which eventually can be achieved, based on the passed exam.

Exam Certificate of Competency ​​​Highest grade of Certificate of Competency
​Junior officer exam as a ship's officer Watchkeeping engineer officer and watchkeeping mateWatchkeeping engineer officer and watchkeeping mate
​Senior officer exam (Master) ​Mate 2nd class, and watchkeeping engineer officer Master and watchkeeping engineer officer
​Senior officer exam (Chief engineer) Watchkeeping engineer officer and watchkeeping mateChief engineer and watchkeeping mate
​Senior officer exam (Dual purpose) ​Watchkeeping engineer officer and mate, 2nd class Master and Chief engineer
​Master exam (bachelor of profession) ​Mate, 2nd classMaster
Master exam ​Mate, 2nd class Master
​Master (restricted) exam Mate, 3rd class​​Master (restricted)
Master (home trade) examMate, 4th classMaster (home trade)
​Skipper exam, 1st class Mate, 1st class, on fishing vessels Skipper, 1st class, on fishing vessels
​​​Skipper exam, 3rd class Mate, 3rd class, on fishing vessels Skipper, 3rd class, on fishing vessels
Training programme for mates (fishermen and ship's assistants) ​Watchkeeping mate ​​Watchkeeping mate
​​Training programme for mates (fishermen and ship's assistants) Mate, 1st class, on fishing vessels​ Mate, 1st class, on fishing vessels​
​​Engineer officer exam with maritime optional subjects Watchkeeping engineer officer​ Chief engineer​
Mechanist exam Watchkeeping engineer officer/Mechanist, 2nd class Mechanist, 1st class
Radio training programme Radio operator (GOC, ROC or LRC) Radio operator (GOC, ROC or LRC)

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