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Assessment, Examination And Certification Of Seafarers (AECS)

The AECS Course is developed on the basis of IMO Model Course 3.12.

Entry Criteria:     Seafarer holding CoC issued by the Govt of India, or equivalent, either as: Master (FG) or MEO Class I (FG) or ETO or GMDSS (GOC). and Hold a certificate for ‚ÄúTraining Course for Trainers and Assessors‚ÄĚ (TOTA) or ‚ÄúVertical Integration Course for Trainers‚ÄĚ (VICT).

Course Duration:     10 days



Course Description

The course is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping and meets the minimum mandatory STCW requirements for assessment and examination of seafarers as laid down in Regulation I/6 and Section A-I/6 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978. The course also meets the guidelines provided in IMO Model Course 3.12.

The course includes introductory classroom instruction on the assessment, examination and certification of seafarers (in particular masters, chief engineers, deck and engineer officers), covering the provisions for training, assessment, examination and certification of masters, officers and ratings of the STCW Convention; the implementation of these provisions under national law; the selection of assessment methods; the organization of assessments, and the issue and control of certificates.

Practical exercises will help the trainee in setting objective measures for conducting such assessment and examinations that minimise assessor/ examiner subjectivity and improve the achievement of uniform standards in seafarer assessment and certification.

The course ensures that the core publications, namely the STCW Convention and the Code and the Quality Management System, is familiarised and well understood by the trainee.

The course also covers the techniques of assessment, developing written tests and conduct of oral and practical assessments.

Contents of the course
  • The STCW Convention, 1978 as amended Quality System
  • Assessing Applications
  • Requirements in Training and Assessment
  • Approving Training, Assessment and Records
  • Competence-Based Standards
  • Developing Written Tests
  • Invigilation of Tests
  • Scoring Tests
  • Oral and Practical Tests
  • Shipboard Assessment
  • Maintenance of Standards
  • Administration Processes
  • Course review and practical evaluation activity






Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the course.
  1. 2 passport size photographs,
  2. Copies of Passport, CDC, COC & INDOS No.