Certificate of Competency (CoC) Revalidation - Part B

For Master + Deck officers without qualifying sea time

Course also known as: Continued Competence, Deck Revalidation, Master Revalidation

This course is designed for holders of an AMSA issued Certificates of Competency (Master and Deck Officers) who do not hold the qualifying sea service and need to complete revalidation training.

Who should participate?

Masters and Deck Officers without qualifying sea service. Qualifying sea service is at least 12 months in total during the preceding 5 years before application, or 3 months in total during the preceding 6 months prior to revalidating.

This course - Part B - is solely for Masters and Deck Officers. Masters and Deck Officers must also complete Part A. This can be done at the same time with our Part A+B course, or separately with our Part A course.

Course Entry Prerequisite

Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided upon enrolment:

  • STCW Certificate of Competency for International Waters (Master and Deck Officers)

Course Content

  • Revision and updates on Bridge Resource Management
  • Revision of Collision Regulations and Buoyage Systems
  • Revision of Electronic Chart Systems and ECDIS
  • Passage Planning
  • Simulation Exercises


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:

  • Revalidation Course for Masters and Deck Officers – Part B (AMSA approved)

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all exercises is required.

AMSA Information

The information below is provided to you as a guide only. It is recommended you check with AMSA regarding the current requirements.

Certificate of Medical Fitness: All applicants for revalidation of a Master, Deck or Engineer Officer certificate of competency must hold a valid AMSA seafarer’s certificate of medical fitness issued by an AMSA approved doctor.

GMDSS General Operators Certificate: All applicants for revalidation of a Masters or Deck Officers certificate of competency must hold either a valid AMSA GMDSS GOC or an AMSA GMDSS GOC Certificate of Recognition.

Security Awareness Endorsement: To revalidate a certificate after 31 December 2016 a seafarer must hold a Security Awareness endorsement (STCW Reg VI/6).

ECDIS: To serve on an ECDIS equipped vessel the seafarer must hold an ECDIS endorsement (STCW Reg II/1 & II/2).

Approved By

Australian Maritime Safety Authority 

Accepted By 

Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping  |  Bahamas Maritime Authority  |  Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority  |  Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands  |  Marine Department of Hong Kong  |  Liberian Registry  |  Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator  |  Panama Maritime Authority.


  • Duration: 4.5 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    November 29 - December 03, 2022 | Launceston, TAS | $3,320

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I live in Western Australia however have always travel to the AMC, Launceston to revalidate my CoC due to the professionalism of the AMC Search team, the course material and the Lecturers relevant knowledge of all the subjects. The accommodation and the on campus eating venue are convenient and well-staffed and the simulator centre is excellent. Thank you AMC Search.

Kim Cleggett, Director, International Maritime Services Pty Ltd