STCW Refresher Requirements


All Seafarers/Yacht crew are required to undergo refresher safety training every 5 years with effect of 31 December 2016.

It is not required to undergo the full STCW course. Only the following modules need to be updated:

  • Basic Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Advanced Sea Survival

Important: You will only be able to update if you have a VALID Certificate on the above modules

These refresher courses normally extends over 3 days

The following STCW courses do not require updating:

  • Elementary First Aid
  • Security Awareness
  • Designated Security Duties
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility


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