Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) Rating Continued Competence Refresher is designed for holders of an AMSA Certificate of Proficiency as Rating (Able Seafarer - Deck, Able Seafarer - Engine and Integrated Rating) and meets the mandatory Sea Survival and Fire Fighting continued competency requirements for current Seafarers with qualifying sea service.
Certificate of Proficiency (Ratings) holders with 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.
If the required sea service is not held, Ratings must complete our Revalidation training, which includes the full STCW short courses in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats.
Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided upon enrolment:
The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:
*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all practical exercises is required.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
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.
Due to the uncertainty that has been caused by COVID-19, and in line with the advice from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), AMSA have approved extending STCW certificates by six months. AMSA will do this if satisfied that the person does not meet revalidation requirements due to circumstances beyond their control due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the AMSA website for advice on how to apply for an extension.