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A certificate of professional competence, such as a Master's certificate or a repairman's certificate, is called a certificate of competency. Certificates of competency are divided into the following categories: deck officers, engine officers, crew and catering department. Listed below are all certificates of competency issued in Finland.

In addition to Certificates of Competency, there are Certificates of Proficiency that show completion of safety training, such as Basic Training and Security Awareness.

For information about revalidation requirements for Certificates of Competency and Certificates of Proficiency, please see page Revalidation of certificates .

The training required for issuance of Certificates of Competency (CoC) and Certificates of Proficiency (CoP) must be provided by a Maritime Education and Training (MET) provider approved by Finland. Mainly these approved MET providers are located in Finland. On the basis of training conducted not in Finland, a CoC or CoP is sought from the authority who approved that training, usually the maritime authorities of that country.

Deck Officers

Engine Officers


Certificates of competency for crew are valid until further notice.

Catering department

Certificates of competency for the catering department are valid until further notice.



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