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 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|
|Bolivarian Rep. Of Venezuela||Cabo Verde||Chile||China (Hong Kong, China)|
|Dem. People's Rep. of Korea||Denmark||Dominica||Ecuador|
|El Salvador||Estonia||Faroe Islands||Finland|
|Islamic Republic of Iran||Isle of Man||Israel||Jamaica|
|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.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