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The Office of the Chief Examiner and that of the Registrar of Seafarers are responsible for the whole value chain of seafarers training and certification. 

The issuing of the Certificate is an event in each of the process followed to be issued with the certificate under each circumstance. 

Thus, accordingly, SAMSA does not publish the information relating to issuing of certificates of competency and/or proficiency, other than for small vessels.

Certificated Seafarers, or persons aspiring to be certificated seafarers, should follow the various procedures that are described briefly herein. 

Seafarers can apply for various certificates under different circumstances. The links below will take you to pages where more information is available regarding the specific procedure you need to follow.

Initial Application, encompassing the​

a)                  Level 3 Assessment (Oral Examinations) for officers

b)                  Applications for Radio Certificates

c)                   Initial application for Ratings

d)                  Initial application for other certificates where no Level 3 Assessment is required

 Revalidation of Certificates, encompassing

a)                  Revalidations for Officers

b)                  Revalidations for Radio Certificates

c)                   Revalidation for Ratings

d)                  Revalidation for other certificates where no Level 3 Assessment is required

 General applications, encompassing

a)                  Applications for CEC

b)                  Applications for Lost/Destroyed Certificates

For general enquiries, you can send an e-mail to the Chief Examiner at


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