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Certificates for seafarers

Certificates for seafarers

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A maritime certificate is a document issued by the competent maritime authorities or organizations that confirms the qualifications, practical training and knowledge of a seafarer or maritime professional to ensure safety and health on a ship. Without the appropriate certificate, a seafarer cannot perform certain duties at sea.

Maritime certificates can be of different types and levels depending on the position and qualifications of the seafarer. Some of the common types of certificates include Certificates of Competency, Certificates of Proficiency, Safety Certificates and others.

Seafarers Training Center “AVANT” conducts enrollment for distance learning and issuance of certificates to seafarers, regardless of their actual location. To get the required certificate under the shortened program, contact the specialists of the company by phone +38 (048) 701-37-60.

Why do you need maritime certificates?

The International Maritime Convention in 2020 defined a minimum set of certificates that every maritime professional going on voyages must possess. There is a set of mandatory documents for each position. Certificates are necessary for every seafarer to get the desired position on the ship and to take their place in the crew. 

Maritime certificates fulfill several functions:

  • confirm the seafarer’s competence: indicate that the seafarer has certain knowledge, experience and necessary skills to work on a ship;
  • ensure the safety and efficiency of maritime activities;
  • allow seafarers to take up certain professions on board a ship;
  • are part of the required documents for crossing borders: many countries require a maritime certificate for seafarers to legally enter their territory or work on their ships.

Maritime certificates play a key role in the regulation, safety and professional development of the maritime industry.

What are the different types of maritime certificates?

There are different types of certificates that are available to prove qualifications and eligibility to work at sea in various positions. Some of the most common maritime certificates include:

  1. Seafarer’s Certificates of Competency

This is the main type of certificate that confirms a seafarer’s qualifications for a position on a ship. They are issued for positions such as captain, first mate, mechanic, electromechanic, radio operator and others.

  1. Limited Competency Certificates (LCC)

These certificates are issued to seafarers who have limited skills and qualifications to perform specific tasks on a ship (radio operator certificate, lifting equipment operator certificate and others).

  1. Certificates for specialized ship types

There are also specialized certificates for certain types of vessels or areas of activity. For example, a Fishing Vessel Certificate for fishing vessels or an Ice Class Certificate for vessels operating in ice conditions.

  1. Certificates of Proficiency

These certificates are issued to seafarers who have completed certain training programs and courses related to safety, medical care, environmental protection, and have acquired the necessary knowledge to perform specific tasks and activities on the ship. For example, International Collision Prevention Regulations (COLREG) training certificates, certificates in fire safety, first aid, certificates in the use of life-saving equipment, and others.

The particular types of maritime certificates may vary from country to country and maritime administration to maritime administration. You can get all the necessary information about the certificates you need specifically for your profession by contacting the seafarers’ training center “AVANT”.

Why you may get your maritime certificate at the AVANT Seafarer Training Center?

There are several key reasons why obtaining a maritime certificate at the AVANT Maritime Training Center is the right decision:

  1. AVANT Marine Training Center licensing and certification

The “AVANT” center is licensed by the Maritime Administration and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. This means that the center is subject to strict standards and regulation, ensuring high quality education and training. Your achievements and qualifications will be recognized internationally, opening doors for you to pursue a career in the maritime industry worldwide.

  1. High quality training

“AVANT offers the highest quality training based on current industry standards and practices. Our instructors are experienced professionals with the knowledge and skills to prepare you for any challenges you may face during your maritime career.

  1. Flexible training format

Both face-to-face and distance learning options are available, allowing seafarers to learn at a format and pace that suits them. Accelerated training programs are particularly useful for those seeking to obtain certification in a short time frame.

  1. Support every step of the way

Our team is here to support you every step of the way. We can help you choose the right course for your needs, prepare you for your exams and support you through the certification process.

  1. Wide range of courses

AVANT offers a wide range of courses covering various aspects of the maritime industry. This allows seafarers not only to deepen their knowledge in a specific area, but also to broaden their skills and competencies.

  1. Recognition in the international community

Certificates issued by the AVANT Center are recognized and valued by maritime companies and organizations around the world. This opens up a wide range of employment and career opportunities for seafarers.

By choosing AVANT for your maritime certificate, you are making an investment in your future, providing yourself with a quality education and increasing your chances of success in a maritime career.

How to check a marine certificate?

If there is a need to check the validity of your certificate, it is possible to do it on the site AVANT, using the button “Check Certificate”. 
AVANT specialists can answer all your questions by phone +38 (048) 701-37-60 or by mail: [email protected].