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STCW Basic Refresher Courses

FMTC Safety offers various STCW Basic Refresher Courses at their worldwide locations. When your STCW Basic Course Certificate is about to expire, you have to successfully complete a STCW Basic Refresher Course in order to extend the validity of your certificate. Book your STCW Basic Refresher Course easily online.


What is STCW Basic Safety Training Refresher?

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards, Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. They are a set of minimum qualification standards set by the International Maritime Organisation for all crewmembers of a seaworthy ship. The Refresher course is meant to refresh the participant’s memory and allow them to obtain the STCW certificate again, should it have expired.

What does the STCW Basic Safety Training Course Refresher consist of?

The course consists of a multitude of modules, including personal safety and survival techniques, fire fighting and First Aid.

How is the STCW Basic Safety Training Refresher course taught?

The STCW Basic Safety Training consists of a theoretical and practical part.

What is the purpose of the STCW Basic Safety Training Refresher course?

The Basic Safety Training Refresher course will refresh the delegate’s knowledge and understanding of the dangers and risks while on board of a ship and how to act accordingly in emergency situations. The delegate will also learn how to save themselves, provide First Aid and fight fires. At succesful completion of the course, the delegate receives a STCW certificate.

How long does the STCW certificate remain valid?

The certificate is only valid for 5 years. After that, the basic training must either be repeated or a refresher course must be taken.

My STCW certificate is expired. What now?

You will either have to take the STCW Basic Safety Training course again or attend a refresher course. You should be able to take a refresher course, as long as you are in possession of a certificate of competency. Are you uncertain whether you can take the refresher course? Please contact us via info@fmtcsafety.com

Is STCW Basic Safety Training mandatory to work in the maritime industry?

Yes. It is a mandatory to have a STCW Basic Safety Training certificate in order to hold a job, for every seafarer.

At what times does training take place?

Training starts at 7:30 (AM) and will be finished at 16:00 (4:00 PM) at the latest every day.

Is food provided for or should I bring this myself?

Lunch is provided by FMTC. Tea and coffee are also available.

What do I need to bring to this course?

You will need a valid maritime medical certificate. If you have a Personal Safety Logbook and/or Seaman book, you must bring them in order to have them updated. The required safety materials are provided for by the FMTC.

Note that you will be notified of all required materials in the confirmation e-mail when booking the course.

In which language is this course taught?

All our courses are taught in English.

On which date is this course available for booking?

All the green dates on the calendar on the course page are available. This is a real-time display of the available dates.

At what time should I book a flight back?

We advise you to book your flight 2 hours after the end of the course, at a minimum.

Do I need a physical examination for this course?

STCW courses require a maritime medical examination.

How do I book a physical examination?

When a physical examination is required, this can be noted on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.

When will I have my physical examination if I booked this through FMTC?

After the booking, you will receive a confirmation. In the meantime, a request will be sent to the doctor. The doctor will plan the physical examination. On the following work day at the latest, you will receive the confirmation of your appointment with date, time and location.

How can I book a hotel?

When a hotel is required, this can be indicated on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.

STCW Basic Refresher Courses

When the certificate of your STCW Basic Course is expiring, you need to do an STCW Basic Refresher Courses. The refresher courses are designed to refresh knowledge of the delegates and give them an update on new safety and medical developments in the industry. These certificates are required for everyone working in the maritime industry on a vessel or ship. A valid STCW Basic Safety Training certificate is mandatory for all personnel at all times, even if you are not involved with operating the vessel or ship itself.

What is STCW?

STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) is a regulatory framework designed by the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) in 1978. With this convention the IMO wants to guarantee high quality training and design global and uniform regulations to ensure safety and health in the maritime industry. They set the standard for training, safety, health and quality in the maritime industry. To be able to ensure these high safety and health standards, high quality training is highly important.

STCW Basic Refresher Courses at FMTC Safety

FMTC Safety is certified by the authorities to offer STCW maritime courses. This means the we meet all the requirements and guidelines that are stated in the STCW conviction.

Besides the main STCW Basic Safety Training Refresher course, we also offer other refresher courses, such as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher, the PSCRB Refresher, and the PFRB Refresher.

If you need to refresh more than one STCW certificate it might be an advantage to do an STCW Combination Refresher Course. This way, you will save time and money, as overlap between the combined courses is avoided.

FMTC Safety

FMTC Safety is fully certified by the authorities to offer several STCW maritime courses. As planning is very tight in the maritime industry, courses at FMTC Safety always continue and there is always place for you.

Do you have questions about the STCW Basic Refresher Courses or do you have a special request? Do not hesitate to contact us via +1 (985) 217 9284 or info@fmtcsafety.com.

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