MCA Deck Certificates of Competency

MCA Certificates of Competency (CoC’s) are internationally recognised qualifications for Masters and other Officers of the Watch in line with the requirements of the STCW convention. Each one has qualifying requirements that you need to meet before you can apply to the MCA for a Notice of Eligibility (NOE) for an Oral Examination. The qualifying requirements are a combination of seagoing experience and training as well as medical fitness.

To help simplify the process we have listed the full qualifying requirements, including, sea service, training and medical fitness requirements, for each MCA Deck CoC, below, simply select the qualification you are interested in to see the full details.

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Master Code Vessels 200GT / OOW (Yachts) 500GT
OOW & Master 500GT Near Coastal
OOW Unlimited
Chief Mate & Master Unlimited
Chief Mate & Master Near Coastal, Unlimited Tonnage
Chief Mate 3000 GT
Master 3000 GT

Yachts

OOW Yachts 3000GT Unlimited
Chief Mate Yachts 3000GT Unlimited
Master Yachts 500GT Unlimited
Master Yachts 3000GT Unlimited

Commercial Fishing

Deck Officer Class 1
Deck Officer Class 2
Deck Officer Class 3

MCA Deck CoC Further Information

The information provided on this page is, to the best of our knowledge, correct at the time of writing. Regulations are, however, updated by the MCA on a regular basis and requirements change accordingly. Whilst we do our best to keep as up to date as possible, the full details of the requirements for each CoC are included in the relevant M-Notices, which are listed below.

MSN 1856 & MSF 4274 for information on 

OOW & Master 500GT Near Coastal
OOW Unlimited
Chief Mate & Master Unlimited
Chief Mate & Master Near Coastal, Unlimited Tonnage
Chief Mate 3000 GT
Master 3000 GT

MSN 1858 & MSF 4343 for information on 

OOW Yachts 3000GT Unlimited
Chief Mate Yachts 3000GT Unlimited
Master Yachts 500GT Unlimited
Master Yachts 3000GT Unlimited

MGN 411 & MSF 4345 for information on

Deck Officer Class 1 Fishing
Deck Officer Class 2 Fishing
Deck Officer Class 3 Fishing

 

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