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The Trainee affirms he/she has met the following qualifying criteria before acceptance on the training programme.

  • Not be less than 18 years of age;
  • Must possess all relevant sea-going documents, including the following:
    • ENG-1 seafarer medical certificate of not less than twelve (12) month’s validity.
    • STCW mandatory training/refresher courses (where applicable) which ought to, have been completed within the last 5 years for:
      • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code – Table A-VI/1-1)
      • Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (STCW Code – Table A-VI/1-2)
      • Elementary First Aid (STCW Code – Table A-VI/1-3)
      • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (STCW Code – Table AVI/1-4).Valid travel document of at least twelve (12) months validity.
    • Valid seaman’s discharge book.
    • Valid travel document (International Passport) of at least twelve (12) months validity.
  • Letter of reference from reputable maritime organisation or maritime college indicating successful completion of an approved academic maritime training.
  • Police character certificate (for Nigerians) or a valid USA or UK visa (for non-Nigerians).
  • Undergo the NSML familiarization training. (This charge will be included in the entry fee).
  • Proof of payment after above criteria has been met
  • Letter of reference from a person or organisation of good repute engaged in the private or public sector.
  • Possess valid on-board training record book. 

       For Certificate of Competency holders seeking LNG tanker sea time, additional Emergency, Occupational Safety and Survival training on:

  1. Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat (STCW Code -Table A-VI/2-1) completed within 5 years;
  2. Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW Code Section A-VI/3) completed within 5 years.
    • In addition to the above, specific STCW certification for (ECDIS, Security Awareness/Designated Security Duties, HELM, High Voltage) completed within the last 5 years for holders of a Certificate of Competency.