Information on REVALIDATION Courses and NEW Courses that need be undertaken to ensure compliance with the Manila Amendments to the STCW 1978, as amended for all grades of Certificate of Competency (CoC).

1. The 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention will come into full implementation on 1 st January 2017. The Amendments allow a period of transition of 5 years from the date of coming into force that is from 1st January 2012.

2. Beyond the transitional period, all existing Certificates of Competency and Proficiency will no longer be valid for seagoing service after 1st January 2017 unless they are revalidated as required under the STCW 78, as amended (2010 Manila Amendments) standards. For the revalidation of Certificates of Competency, existing certificate holders are required to produce evidence of having acquired the appropriate refresher training as listed in Appendix I.

3. The required Certificates of Proficiency in accordance with the requirements of STCW 78 as amended (2010 Manila Amendment) for each grade Certificate of Competency is tabulated in the Appendix 2(Deck) and Appendix 3(Engine).


Full notice and list of certificates required can be read here MSN072012-MarDept Notice on Revalidation and new courses