Certification: STCW - GMDSS At-Sea Maintainer

100 Forbes Drive Martinsburg, WV 25404-7120

The STCW - Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) At-Sea Maintainer is an STCW endorsement that covers the scope and content of the training outlined in Section B-IV/2 of the STCW Code.  A GMDSS At-Sea Maintainer License issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is not required for issuance of STCW but is required for employment as a GMDSS At-Sea Maintainer.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 5 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.