Certificate Verification

The STCW Convention requires Parties to maintain registers of certificates and endorsements for masters and officers and to make information available on the status of such certificates and endorsements to other Parties and companies which request verification of the authenticity and validity of certificates produced by seafarers.

Information on the correct point of contact to obtain certificate verification information via e-mail address has been given to IMO by some of the certificate-issuing authorities.

To check the validity of a certificate of competency by e-mail, first select the country of issue of the certificate from the list then click on "Go" button.

If you do NOT want to send an e-mail but you want to get full contact details then click on the "X" button.


Direct access to certificate verification databases
The following STCW Parties maintain websites that provide direct access to registers of certificates and endorsements where their validity can be checked on line. To access the websites of the Parties listed, click on the links below:

Algeria Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Australia
Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belgium
Bolivarian Rep. Of Venezuela Cabo Verde Chile China (Hong Kong, China)
Colombia Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea Denmark Dominica Ecuador
El Salvador Estonia Faroe Islands Finland
France Georgia Germany Ghana
Guyana Honduras India Indonesia
Islamic Republic of Iran Isle of Man Israel Jamaica
Latvia Liberia Montenegro Myanmar
New Zealand Nigeria Norway Pakistan
Panama Philippines Poland Russian Federation
Serbia Seychelles Singapore Slovenia
Spain Sri Lanka St. Kitts & Nevis State of Libya
Thailand The Bahamas The Cook Islands The Netherlands
The United Kingdom The United States Turkey Ukraine
Vanuatu

STCW Parties are urged to provide up to date details of their web-based registers of certificates and endorsements for inclusion in the list. Please email to certificateverification@imo.org

Disclaimer: IMO has played no role in the verification process and cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in the information obtained through use of this facility.

If you are unable to access the verification data base, please contact directly the relevant maritime Administration as indicated in the link below.

National Authorities maintaining registers of certificates and endorsements