Requirements for seafarers' qualifications are primarily regulated through the act on the manning of ships and the act on the maritime training programmes. A number of regulations have been issued pursuant to the two acts mentioned above, and those regulations fully consider the requirements of regulation 1.3.
Denmark ratified the STCW Convention in 1981. Thus, ship's officers holding both Danish and foreign certificates of competency are certified in accordance with the STCW Convention, as amended. Similarly, other seafarers must be instructed about personal safety in accordance with the STCW Convention before the service is started on board.