Apply for personal maritime certificate

  • Published: 06/09/2018
  • Changed: 06/09/2018

Processing time is 4-10 weeks. Applications will not be processed until the certification fee has been paid.


 You can apply online for the following maritime certificates:

  • Deck Officer (D1, D2, D3, D4, D5)
  • Pleasure Craft Operator (D5L, D5L/A)
  • Engineer Officer (M1, M2, M3, M4)
  • Assessor and High-speed Craft Assessor
  • IGF (LFF)
  • Polar Code
  • Tankerman
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch or Engineering      Watch
  • Able Seafarer Deck
  • Able Seafarer Engine
  • Operator of Fast Rescue Boat and Man-Overboard Boat (boatman/lifeboat operator)
  • Electro-Technical Rating and Electro-Technical Officer
  • Master Fisherman, Class A, B and C

This applies to both initial application, renewal and duplicate.

You must still apply manually for the following certificates:

If you nonetheless prefer to apply manually

If you do not want to apply online, you may submit an application by post. Paper application forms can be downloaded and printed here. Keep in mind that you have to complete, sign and submit the forms by post. You must also remember that the certification fee must be paid before the application can be processed. All paper attachments to the application must be certified (with a "true copy" stamp) by a public authority.

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