The only compulsory training qualification that you need to get a job on a Superyacht is your STCW 95.
What is it?
- It's the basic entry level crew training certificate that everyone (male and female) MUST get before joining a yacht.
Technically it stands for: Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeping - The STCW Basic Safety Training course is mandated by ALL flag States for all working seafarers. STCW stands for the “Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeping” as determined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
STCW comprises of five certificates:
- Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Basic Fire fighting)
- Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
- Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)
- First Aid / CPR (Basic First Aid)
- NEW - Proficiency in Security Awareness
Where are the STCW 95 courses? Here's where you can get yours
- Once you have your STCW 95, the ENG1 Medical Certificate (a basic medical examination) will also be required before you step on a yacht.
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