STCW Courses

STCW Courses

Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Courses provided by the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport are in compliance with the provisions of the 1978 STCW convention and 1995 STCW code as amended and Education Quality Standards Exam requirements for the international authorization and/or certification as defined by the 1995 STCW Code and by the national legislation as follows:


  • Training in content necessary for the certification and authorization of professional seafarers shall be provided by an institution that is qualified for the training of seafarers, that has adopted Education Quality Standards, and has an accredited education and training programme.
  • Assessment of knowledge and qualifications shall be carried out by an independent committee that is appointed by the signatory state and cannot be from the training institution.
  • The exam registration form shall include a certificate of successfully completed education and training that is issued by the institution named under point a).
  • The signatory state issues a certificate or authorization, written in the Slovene and English languages.


All courses are approved by the Slovenian Maritime Administration.


Legal framework:

  • STCW Convention and Code including 2010 Manila Amendments, IMO 2011;
  • Directive 2008/106/EC on the minimum level of training of seafarers with amendments;
  • Decree on seafarer certification (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no.  85/14);
  • Maritime Code (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 26/2001, with amendments);


More information on simulators: Marine Simulators and Courses for Mariners.


We run courses on demand - if there are enough people who want to do the same course at the same time. 


You can contact us via email: to express interest in a course as an individual. If you are part of an organization or network, we can manage individual enrolments from your group, or customize a course to meet your needs.




Issued and endorsed by the administration, for masters, officer and GMDSS radio operators in accordance with the provisions of chapters II, III, IV or VII and entitles the lawful holder thereof to serve in the capacity and perform the functions involved at the level of responsibility specified.

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Seafarers deck competency:


Seafarers engine competency:


Radio operator's competency:


Documents issued to the seafarer to certify that he or she has met the required standard of competence in a specific duty. It certifies that the holder meets STCW standards of competence in specific functions related to safety, care of persons, or cargo.


(*) - available in English



This is a document that is not necessarily issued or recognized by the administration (and is not, therefore, called a certificate). Documents issued to attest that the seafarer has participated in a safety drill or has completed some type of training are examples of documentary evidence.


(*) - available in English




List of other (non-STCW) available Courses


(*) - available in English)



In addition, we can offer a variety of tailor-made (on demand) professional courses led by experienced instructors. Contact us:

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