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STCW Refresher Training- Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: August 30, 2021

When it comes to booking your STCW Refresher Training you may have some questions regarding cert validity, course prerequisites or which route to choose. Read the below to see if your question has been answered. If not, please do call our NMCI Services Office on +353 21 433 5609 or email reception@nmci.ie

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Question: Will my COC alone suffice to gain entry onto the refresher courses?

No, we cannot accept a COC in lieu of your STCW certificates.

It is a requirement we sight each individual STCW certificate in advance of the course.

 

Question: My IMA certificates are out of date, can I attend the course?

If you have not completed either the training course or updated training course within the five-year window then the updated proficiency route shall not be available, with the current exception of those candidates covered by Marine Notice 14 of 2020 which remains valid until 31/10/2021.

Allowing for any exceptional circumstance a candidate may apply to the IMA office for consideration.

If successful we will require evidence of this in writing from the Irish Maritime Administration.

Contact details below.

 

Mercantile Marine Office (MMO)

Maritime Services Division

Irish Maritime Administration

Department of Transport

Leeson Lane

Dublin 2

D02TR60

Tel: +353 (0) 1 6783480

Email: admin@seafarers.ie

 

Question: My MCA certificates are out of date can I attend the course?

If you have not completed either the training course or updated training course within the five-year window then the updated proficiency route shall not be available, with the current exception of those candidates covered by

“CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) Contingency Plan and Guidelines for the services provided to Seafarers and Shipowners by the MCA”

If the above applies we will require evidence of this in writing from the MCA. Email exams@mcga.gov.uk

 

Question: My certificates are in date; however, I do not have a discharge book, I do not have entries on a discharge book to reflect six months sea time in the past five years.

We will not accept letters in lieu of discharge book entries. If you do not have six months sea time in the past five years and your certificates are in date you are eligible for the Long Route Updating Training.

 

Question: Will you accept MCA certificates issued after December 2020?

We cannot accept certificates issued by an approved MCA training facility after the 31st of December 2020 at this time. Certificates issued prior to this date remain acceptable.

 

Question: My certificates are out of date, and I have been informed that I am not eligible for an extension what can I do?

You must now undertake the full Initial Basic Safety Training Suite.

Personal Survival Techniques: 1 Day

Proficiency in Fire: 3 Days

Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats: 5 Days

Advanced Fire: 5 Days

 

Question: I have already booked and paid for my refresher training and do not satisfy the prerequisites what will I do?

You must contact us without delay to facilitate a refund if it applies.

To book your refresher training and read more on the required course prerequisites please click here.

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