Maritime Education and training institutions- application for approval

  • Published: 01/06/2017
  • Changed: 30/06/2016

Instruction on the recognition of maritime education and training institutions.

Application for approval of training according to the STCW Convention, regulations on qualifications and certificates for seafarers of 22 December 2011 No. 1523 and Circular RSV 01-2008

Initial application for approval

The following must accompany the application:

  • Confirmation of certification carried out by a recognised organisation approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority. Certification must be made according to the accepted standards. This applies to all private institutions.
  • Copy of the Quality Management System
  • Documentation of internal audit
  • Documentation of management review
  • Subject and class schedules for the relevant courses.

These shall be in accordance with the requirements of the relevant tables in the new STCW Code and include a compliance matrix showing that all required subjects have been covered.

Application for extended course portfolio

The following must accompany the application:

  • Documentation of the last annual audit conducted by a recognised organization.
  • Subject and class schedules for the additional courses. These shall be in accordance with the requirements in the relevant tables in the new STCW Code and include a compliance matrix showing that that all required subjects are covered.

Application for renewal of approval

The following must accompany the application:

  • Documentation of the last annual audit conducted by a recognised organisation
  • Updated list of the relevant courses
  • Documentation of the annual internal audit conducted the last 2 years
  • Documentation of the annual management review conducted the last 2 years
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