What is STCW?
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.
What does the STCW Basic Safety Training Course consist of?
The course consists of a multitude of modules, including personal safety and social responsibilities, personal survival techniques, fire fighting and First Aid.
Can I take the modules separately?
No. In the Netherlands, you can only take the STCW Basic Safety Training as a whole, not the separate modules.
How is the STCW Basic Safety Training course taught?
The STCW Basic Safety Training consists of a theoretical and practical part.
What is the purpose of the STCW Basic Safety Training course?
The Basic Safety Training course will allow the delegate to understand 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 Basic Safety Training certificate.
How long does the STCW certificate remain valid?
The certificate is only valid for 5 years. After that, the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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.