Chief Integrated Rating (CIR) Continued Competence Refresher

For Chief Integrated Ratings with qualifying sea time

Course also known as: Chief IR revalidation, CIR

The course covers the relevant refresher competencies from the STCW short courses, Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (CPSC) and Advanced Fire Fighting.

Who should participate?

Holders of an AMSA-issued Chief Integrated Rating Certificate 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. Find out more about AMSA's sea service requirements.

Chief Integrated Rating Certificate holders without qualifying sea service should complete our Chief Integrated Rating Revalidation course.

Course Entry Prerequisites

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

  • AMSA issued Chief Integrated Rating Certificate


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

  • Sea Survival and Fire Fighting Continued Competence for holders of Certificates of Competency (Master, Deck and Engineer Officers) and Certificate of Proficiency as Chief Integrated Rating (AMSA approved).  Meeting the relevant competencies from:
    • Personal Survival Techniques – STCW Code Table A-VI/1-1
    • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – STCW Code Table A-VI/1-2
    • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats – STCW Code Table A-VI/2-1 
    •  Advanced Fire Fighting – STCW Code Table A-VI/3

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

AMSA Information

AMSA approved, in accordance with Marine Order 71 to 73.


  • Duration: 2 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Note:

    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.

  • Course Options: (including GST)
    October 13-14, 2020 | Launceston, TAS | $1,640
    November 09-10, 2020 | Launceston, TAS | $1,640
    December 14-15, 2020 | Launceston, TAS | $1,640

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