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Maritime certificates of competency

  • Professional qualification
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

A certificate of professional competence, such as a Master's certificate or a repairman's certificate, is called a certificate of competency. Certificates of competency are divided into the following categories: deck officers, engine officers, crew and catering department. Listed below are all certificates of competency issued in Finland.

Deck Officers

Master (STCW II/2)–

Chief officer (STCW II/2)–

Deck officer (STCW II/1)–

Master, near-coastal voyages (STCW II/3)–

Deck officer, near-coastal voyages (STCW II/3)–

Skipper’s certificate, domestic trade–

Skipper's licence based on 120 days of seagoing service–

Boatmaster’s certificate–

Skipper’s certificate (category A) for fishing vessels–

Skipper’s certificate (category B) for fishing vessels–

Boatmaster’s certificate (category A) for fishing vessels–

Boatmaster’s certificate (category B) for fishing vessels–

Engine Officers

Chief engineer (STCW III/2)–

Second engineer officer (STCW III/2)–

Chief engineer officer, vessels powered by main propulsion machinery of less than 3,000 kW propulsion power (STCW III/3)–

Engineer officer, vessels powered by main propulsion machinery of less than 3,000 kW propulsion power (STCW III/3)–

Watchkeeping engineer (STCW III/1)–

Electro-technical officer (STCW III/6)–

Engine attendant–

Crew

Certificates of competency for crew are valid until further notice.

Watchkeeping rating, deck (STCW II/4)–

Watchkeeping rating, engine (STCW III/4)–

Watchkeeping rating (STCW II/4 & III/4)–

Able seafarer, deck (STCW II/5)–

Able seafarer, engine (STCW III/5)–

Able seafarer, deck/engine (STCW II/5 & III/5)–

Boatswain (STCW II/5)–

Repairman (STCW III/5)–

Electro-technical rating (STCW III/7)–

Dual purpose certificates of competency for crew–

Catering department

Certificates of competency for the catering department are valid until further notice.

Chief steward–

Cook steward–

Ship’s cook–

Catering assistant–

Services:

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For more information https://www.traficom.fi/en/transport/maritime/maritime-certificates-competency

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.

Background information

Basic information

The service is provided byThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Responsible for the serviceThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Updated: 2/17/2020