Certificate of Competency (CoC) Refresher and Revalidation

Renew your Certificate of Competency (CoC) if you are a Master, Deck or Engineer Officer.

Which course do you need?

In order to retain your Certificate of Competency, you will need to complete a Continued Competency Refresher or Revalidation training course every five years. The course you need to do depends on how much sea-time you have. Please check the AMSA website if you need more information.

Refresher or Revalidation?

Refresher - with sea time

If you have qualifying sea time, you’ll need complete our Certificate of Competency Refresher course. The Refresher course meets mandatory Sea Survival and Fire Fighting continued competence requirements.

According to AMSA, qualifying sea service is one of the following:

  • 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 you're unsure whether you have qualifying sea time, please contact AMSA.

Select the course below for more information and to register.



Certificate of Competency (CoC) Continued Competence Refresher

Revalidation - without sea time

If you don't have the qualifying sea time you'll need to complete the Certificate of Competency Revalidation course.

According to AMSA, qualifying sea service is one of the following:

  • 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 you're unsure whether you have qualifying sea time, please contact AMSA.

Revalidation options

Your revalidation course depends on your role and whether you wish to complete all the revalidation elements at once or separately. Masters and Deck Officers must complete Part A and Part B. Pilots have an exemption for Part B. Engineering Officers are required to complete Part A and Part C. Part C is not offered by AMCS.

Select the course below for more information and to register.


Certificate of Competency (CoC) Revalidation - Part A and B - including STCW short courses
Certificate of Competency (CoC) Revalidation - Part A - including STCW Short Courses
Certificate of Competency (CoC) Revalidation - Part A - excluding STCW short courses
Certificate of Competency (CoC) Revalidation - Part B

GMDSS

At the time of revalidation, if you hold a Master or Deck Officer Certificate of Competency you must hold a valid Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS) Radio Operator’s Certificate.

If your GMDSS certificate has expired you will need to undertake:

GMDSS Renewal

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