Certification: STCW II/2 - Master 500 GT or More and Less Than 3000 GT Management Level

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The STCW II/2 - Chief Mate 500 GT and More and Less Than 3000 GT Management Level is in the deck department of a merchant ship and reports to the Chief Mate, the Captain or Master. The Mate is a watch keeping officer who performs duties including, planning the vessel's route for each stage of the voyage, monitoring and recording the progress along the route, upkeeping navigational charts and publications, and ensuring functionality of the vessel's radio equipment, firefighting equipment, lifeboats, meteorological instruments and various other emergency systems. The STCW II/2 - Chief Mate 500 GT and More and Less Than 3000 GT Management Level also administer first aid to the ship's crew and treats minor ailments. Mates duties vary depending on the type of ship, its crewing, and other factors. There are different licenses of a Mate according to the experience, certificates, and competencies. Candidates must meet a minimum sea service, training, and exam requirement.

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.