MARINA Requirements for Chief Engineer License, Certification, and Revalidation

Obtaining a Chief Engineer license, certification, or re-validation in MARINA is sometimes confusing. That’s why we need a summarized list of documentary requirements based on MARINA’s STCW Circular No. 2014-13. Feel free to check the licensing, certification, and re-validation requirements below.

LICENSURE:

  1. Accomplished C/E Licensure Examination Form;
  2. Birth certifcate showing that the candidate is not less than 20 years of age (NSO authenticated);
  3. Approved seagoing service, for a period of:
    1. Class I
      • Not less than 36 months as OIC-EW on ships of 750 kW propulsion power or more; OR
      • Not less than 24 months as OIC-EW and 2E combined, if not less than 12 months of such has been served as 2E on ships of 750 kW propulsion power or more;
    2. Class II, while a holder of valid COC as 2E on ships of 750 kW propulsion power or more:
      • Not less than 24 months as OIC-EW or 2E combined, of which not less than 12 months shall be served while holding valid COC as 2E on ships of 750 kW propulsion power or more; OR
      • Not less than 60 months as OIC-EW or 2E combined on ships between 100 kW and 750 kW propulsion power, of which not less than 12 months shall be served while holding valid COC as 2E on ships 750 kW propulsion power or more; OR
      • None, while holding valid COC as 2E on ships 3,000 kW propulsion power or more (2E – Class I); and
    3. In addition, the following requirements must be submitted under the following circumstances:
      • If the approved seagoing service for Class I or Class II is beyond 5 years ago, proof of passing the theoretical examination for OIC-EW 750 kW and above (based on STCW Circular 2014-09, Annex 1), compliant with the STCW 2010 Amendments, under Regulations III/2.2.1 and III/3.2.1;
    4. The above approved seagoing service may not be substituted with other types of approved service, as those equivalents may be allowed only for Revalidation of Cedrtificate of Competency.
  4. Approved Training Record Boook (TRB) as proof of in-service experience that meets the requirements of specific Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) under certain competences, under Section A-III/2 of the STCW Code, while a holder of the COC for OIC-EW 750 kW and above, as alternative to specific modules in the MLCE;
  5. Valid Medical Certificate, which shall not be more than 2 years from the date of issuance, from DOH-accredited clinic/hospital with QSS in place, in accordance with Regulation I/9 of the STCW Convention; and
  6. Proof of successful completion of the approved MLCE, or its approved alternative(s);
  7. In relation to the alternative(s) under Item 6 where the candidate claims partial completion of the management level education and training under the approved BSMarE, Transcript of Records (TOR) with S.O. Number, from an accredited MHEI, clearly showing the proof of partial completion of the approved education and training program that meets the standard of competence specified in Section A-III/2 of the STCW Code, or as otherwise approved by the Administration.
Class I – means a Second Engineer Officer who is qualified and certificated for seagoing ships of Unlimited Prpulsion Power, under the STCW Convention
Class II – means a Second Engineer Officer who is qualified and certificated for seagoing ships not exceeding 3,000 kW propulsion power, under the STCW Convention


CERTIFICATION:
  1. Accomplished Chief Engineer Certification Form
  2. Theoretical Examination Result (Note: A candidate who already passed the Management Level Course – Engine theoretical examination under MARINA as Second Engineer shall be EXEMPTED from this requirement)
  3. Practical Assessment
  4. Assessment of competence in Basic Training
  5. Assessment of competence in Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat other than fast rescue boat
  6. Assessment of competence in Advance Fire fighting
  7. Assessment of competence in Medical First Aid
  8. Proof of successful completion of approved MLCE, or its approved alternatives
  9. Approved seagoing service on ships of 750 kW which is not beyond 5 years ago.
    1. Class I
      • Not less than 36 months as OIC – EW on ships of 3000 kW propulsion power or more; or not less than 24 months as OIC-EW and 2E combined, if not less than 12 of such has been served as 2E on ships of 3000 kW propulsion power or more.
    2. Class II
      • Not less than 24 months as OIC – EW and 2E combined, of which not less than 12 months shall be served while holding valid COC as 2E on ships of 750 kW not exceeding 3000 kW; or not less than 60 months as OIC – EW and 2E combined on ships between 100 kW and 750 kw propulsion power, of which holding valid COC as 2E on ships of 750 kw propulsion power not exceeding 3000 kW. None, while holding valid COC as 2E on ships pf 3000 kW propulsion or more.
  1. Valid Medical Certificate, which shall not be more than 2 years from the date of issuance, from DOH-Accredited Clinic/Hospital with QSS in place, in accordance with Regulation I/9 of the STCW Convention;


REVALIDATION:
  1. Assessment of competence (Basic Training, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats, Advance Fire Fighting and Medical First Aid)
  2. Approved Seagoing Service or its approve alternatives
  3. Proof of Successful Completion of Training in MLC-E
  4. Valid Medical Certificate, which shall not be more than 2 years from the date of issuance, from DOH-Accredited Clinic/Hospital.

source: www.marina.gov.ph

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Anvin Argañosa

An Electronics Engineer by profession. A land-based worker turned into an ocean dweller. An "aspiring" business tycoon and financial advocate. A loving father to my daughter Julian. And a very obedient husband to Ann (wink!).

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