The requirements to meet continued professional competence for revalidation of Deck Officer Certificates of Competency (CoCs):

1. To establish continued professional competence, the certificate holders must:

a) have seagoing service performing functions appropriate to the certificate held, for a period of at least:

  • twelve months in total (which need not be continuous) during the preceding five years, or
  • three months in total during the preceding six months immediately prior to revalidating; or

b) have performed functions ashore relating to duties appropriate to the class of his certificate which ensure an adequate updating of nautical knowledge for at least 2½ years during the preceding five years from the time of his application for revalidation. The occupations to be considered as providing necessary updates in nautical knowledge may include Marine surveyor, marine officer, marine superintendent, lecturer in nautical studies, an examiner of deck officers, ship surveyor, cargo surveyor and licensed harbour pilot or other related occupations that could be considered on the merits of each case; or

c) have successfully completed an approved training course or courses; or

d) have completed approved seagoing service, performed functions appropriate to the certificate held, for a period of not less than three months in a supernumerary capacity, or in a lower officer rank than that for which the certificate held is valid immediately prior to taking up the rank for which it is valid.

The required refresher/updating courses and certificates

2. Holders of Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 1 (Master Mariner) and Class 2 must:

i) have successfully completed a revalidation course on Emergency, Occupational Safety and Survival, if appropriate certificates were issued more than five years ago or equivalent training covering key competences in STCW Code, Tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/2-1 and AVI/3;

ii) have successfully completed a Medical Care revalidation course, if the courses were done more than five years ago or equivalent training covering competences in STCW Code, Tables A-VI/4-2;

iii) hold a Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) as Ship Security Officer (STCW Code, Table A-VI/5);

iv) hold a certificate of Bridge Resource Management and Use of Leadership and Managerial Skills training at Management Level;

v) have successfully completed an Electronic Charts Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) training*;

vi) hold a valid GMDSS-General operator certificate; and vii) hold a valid medical certificate^ issued not more than six months before the date of application for revalidation.

3. Holders of Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 3 must:

i) have successfully completed a revalidation course on Emergency, Occupational Safety and Survival, if appropriate certificates were issued more than five years ago or equivalent training covering key competences in STCW Code, Tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/2-1 and AVI/3;

ii) have successfully completed a Medical First Aid revalidation course, if the course was done more than five years ago or equivalent training covering competences in STCW Code, Table A-VI/4-1;

iii) hold a Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STCW Code, Table A-VI/6-2);

iv) hold a certificate of Bridge Resource Management and Application of Leadership and Teamworking Skills at Operational Level;

v) have successfully completed an Electronic Charts Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) training;

vi) hold a valid GMDSS-General operator certificate; and vii) hold a medical certificate^ issued not more than six months before the date of application for revalidation.

4. Holders Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 4 (Home-Trade Master) and Class 5 (Home Trade Mate) must:

i) have successfully completed a revalidation course on Emergency, Occupational Safety and Survival, if appropriate certificates were issued more than five years ago or equivalent training covering key competences in STCW Code, Tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/2-1 and AVI/3;

ii) have successfully completed a Medical First Aid or Medical Care revalidation course, if the courses were done more than five years ago or equivalent training covering competences in STCW Code, Tables AVI/4-1 and A-VI/4-2 for CoC Class 5 and CoC Class 4 respectively;

iii) hold a Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) as Ship Security Officer (STCW Code, Table A-VI/5);

iv) hold a certificate of Bridge Resource Management and Use of Leadership and Teamworking Skills / Managerial Skill at Operational or Management Level for Class 5 and Class 4 CoCs respectively;

v) have successfully completed an Electronic Charts Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) training;

vi) hold a valid GMDSS-General operator certificate; and vii) hold a medical certificate^ issued not more than six months before the date of application for revalidation.

5. Holders of Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 4SL (Special Limit) must:

i) have successfully completed a revalidation course on Emergency, Occupational Safety and Survival, if appropriate certificates were issued more than five years ago or equivalent training covering key competences in STCW Code, Table A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/2-1 and AVI/3;

ii) have successfully completed a Medical First Aid revalidation course, if the course was done more than five years ago or equivalent training covering competences in STCW Code, Table A-VI/4-1;

iii) hold a Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) as Ship Security Officer (STCW Code, Table A-VI/5);

iv) hold a certificate of Bridge Resource Management and Use of Leadership and Managerial Skill at Management Level; v) hold a valid GMDSS-Restricted operator’s certificate;

vi) have successfully completed an Electronic Charts Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) training; and

vii) hold a medical certificate^ issued not more than six months before the date of application for revalidation

6. Holders of Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 5SL (Special Limit) must:

i) have successfully completed a revalidation course on Emergency, Occupational Safety and Survival, if appropriate certificates were issued more than five years ago or equivalent training covering key competences in STCW Code, Table A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/2-1 and AVI/3;

ii) have successfully completed a Medical First Aid revalidation course, if the course was done more than five years ago or equivalent training covering competences in STCW Code, Table A-VI/4-1;

iii) hold a Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) as Seafarers with Designated Security Duties training (STCW Code, Table A-VI/6-2);

iv) hold a certificate of Bridge Resource Management and Use of Leadership and Managerial Skill at Management Level;

v) hold a valid GMDSS-Restricted operator’s certificate;

vi) have successfully completed an Electronic Charts Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) training; and

vii) hold a medical certificate^ issued not more than six months before the date of application for revalidation.

7. Holders of Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) Class 6 must:

i) have successfully completed a revalidation course on Emergency, Occupational Safety and Survival, if appropriate certificates were issued more than five years ago or equivalent training covering key competences in STCW Code, Tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/2-1 and AVI/3;

ii) have successfully completed a Security Awareness Training (STCW Code, table A-VI/6-1);

iii) hold a valid GMDSS-Restricted operator’s certificate; and

iv) hold a medical certificate issued not more than six months before the date of application for revalidation.

 

Requirements for revalidation of Tanker Endorsement

To revalidate a tanker endorsement with relevant seagoing service:

1.Holders of existing tanker endorsement may revalidate the tanker endorsement by submitting documentary evidence of relevant seagoing service of:

i) three months or more (which need not be continuous) during the preceding five years at the operational or management level on board a tanker engaged on international voyages appropriate to the tanker endorsement; or

ii) six months or more (which need not be continuous) during the preceding five years on a tanker operating within the port limits appropriate to the tanker endorsement.

To revalidate a tanker endorsement by completing MPA approved training:

2. Holders of existing tanker endorsement may revalidate the tanker endorsement by completing a refresher course which includes the syllabus of the specialised training programme that should cover at least the subjects set out in Section A-V/1 of the STCW Code appropriate to their duties on a particular type of tanker (i.e. oil tanker, chemical tanker or liquefied gas tanker).

Find out the requirements for Continued Professional Competence for revalidation of Marine Engineer Officer and Electro Technical Officer CoCs herebelow:

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