Clasification Society 2023 - Version 9.37

Section A-I/11 Revalidation of certificates

Professional competence

1 Continued professional competence as required under regulation I/11 shall be established by:

  • .1 approved seagoing service, performing functions appropriate to the certificate held, for a period of at least:

    • .1.1 twelve months in total during the preceding five years, or

    • .1.2 three months in total during the preceding six months immediately prior to revalidating; or

  • .2 having performed functions considered to be equivalent to the seagoing service required in paragraph 1.1; or

  • .3 passing an approved test; or

  • .4 successfully completing an approved training course or courses; or

  • .5 having completed approved seagoing service, performing functions appropriate to the certificate held, for a period of not less than three months in a supernumerary capacity, or in a lower officer rank than that for which the certificate held is valid immediately prior to taking up the rank for which it is valid.

  2 The refresher and updating courses required by regulation I/11 shall be approved and include changes in relevant national and international regulations concerning the safety of life at sea, security and the protection of the marine environment and take account of any updating of the standard of competence concerned.

  3 Continued professional competence for tankers as required under regulation I/11, paragraph 3 shall be established by:

  • .1 approved seagoing service, performing duties appropriate to the tanker certificate or endorsement held, for a period of at least 3 months in total during the preceding 5 years; or

  • .2 successfully completing an approved relevant training course or courses.

4 Continued professional competence for masters and officers on board ships operating in polar waters, as required under regulation I/11, shall be established by:

  • .1 approved seagoing service, performing functions appropriate to the certificate held, for a period of at least two months in total during the preceding five years; or

  • .2 having performed functions considered to be equivalent to the seagoing service required in paragraph 4.1; or

  • .3 passing an approved test; or

  • .4 successfully completing an approved training course or courses.


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