Changes to STCW introduced by the 2010 Manila amendments, means that holders of Certificates of Proficiency in Ratings (CoP) will expire on 31 December 2016. Certificate holders will be required to demonstrate continued competence to revalidate their certificate beyond 1 January 2017, and every five (5) years to maintain the validity of their certificate. Refer to AMSA revalidation information for full details.
The Ratings revalidation course is designed for Seafarers who do not hold the qualifying sea service and therefore need to undertake the full short courses in order to demonstrate continued competence.
Ratings Continued Competence Refresher (seafarers with current sea service)
The Ratings refresher course is designed to meet the mandatory Sea Survival and Fire Fighting continued competence requirements for current Seafarers with qualifying sea service.
Security Awareness Endorsement
All certificate holders need to complete Security Awareness Training and apply to AMSA for an endorsement on their certificate.