A recognition of a certificate of competency and/or a certificate of proficiency for serving on tankers is issued to officers who have a valid STCW "Certificate of Competency" and/or "Certificate of Proficiency", issued by an EU country or another country with which the Netherlands has entered into a treaty (undertaking in accordance with STCW I/10).
In order for a non-Dutch resident or company to apply, we need to create an account for you. Please e-mail us at email@example.com with ''KIWA-ID'' as the subject.
In the e-mail please include:
Once an account has been created you can log in via our application portal.
Regulations require that a seafarer on board a ship that sails under the Dutch flag must be in possession of Dutch recognition of the certificate of competency and/or certificate of proficiency for serving on tankers. This means that a foreign seafarer with a foreign certificate of competency and/or a certificate of proficiency for service on tankers can submit an application for Dutch recognition of the certificate of competency and/or certificate of proficiency for serving on tankers.
To apply for a recognition of the certificate of competency, the following documents are required:
Please note that in most cases the CoC and CoP are separate documents. If you wish to obtain recognition of both your CoC and CoP you will have to submit a separate application for each product.
The validity date of the Dutch certificate of competency for recognition is equal to the validity date of the underlying "Certificate of Competency", Radio Certificate or "Certificate of Proficiency".
Please note that we process your application based on the documents you provide. If you submit documents with a relatively short expiry date, we will also issue a CoC with a short expiry date. We cannot adjust this after we have processed your application.
British Yachtmaster certificates can only be recognised if they have been issued by the British MCA. We recommend e-mailing a copy of your document to Kiwa Register to see what the possibilities are prior to your application.
Because a recognition is always fully based on the foreign CoC, we recommend submitting a new request for a recognition in the event of loss or theft.