Approved Circulars

Number Date    Subject
STCW Circular No. 2017-02 05/11/2017 Rules and Regulations for the Certification of Ratings as able Seafarer Deck in accordance to Regulation II/5 of the Standard of Trainings, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as Amended
STCW Circular No. 2017-01 02/10/2017 Amendment to Marina Circular No. 2013-10 on the rules in the accreditation of Liaison Officers (LOs) in the issuance of Certificates of Proficiency (COPs) and other STCW-Related Certificates for Seafarers
STCW Circular No. 2016-18 12/16/2016

Mandatory Minimum Requirements, Policies, Rules and Regulations for the Accreditation of Assessment Center for the Conduct of Practical Assessment for GMDSS Radio Operators

Annex I – Evaluation Checklist for the Accreditation of Practical Assessment Center (GMDSS)
Annex II – Evaluation Instruments for Full Mission Bridge Simulator
Annex III – Summary of Observations for the use of Evaluators (Accreditation Division and BOMDO)
Annex IV – Scenarios Validation
Annex V – Simulator Exercise Validation Report
Annex VI – Confirmation Letter for Set of Scenarios for Practical Assessment
Annex VII – Table of Specification for the Design and Development Practical Assessment Scenarios for Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC)
Annex VIII – Table of Specification for the Design and Development Practical Assessment Scenarios for General Operator Certificate (GOC)

STCW Circular No. 2016-17 12/16/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Issuance and Revalidation of GMDSS Radio Operator Certificate.
STCW Circular No. 2016-16 12/16/2016

Maximum of 8-Hours of Training Period in a day.

STCW Circular No. 2016-15 11/07/2016

Mandatory minimum Requirements, Policies, Rules and Regulations for the Recognition and Accreditation of Assessment Centers for Ratings forming part of the Navigational Watch (Reg. II/4), Ratings as able Seafarer Deck (Reg. II/5), Ratings forming part of a Watch in a Manned Engine-Room or Designated to Perform Duties in a Periodically unmaned Engine-Room (Reg. III/4) and Ratings as able Seafarer Engine in a Manned Engine-Room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned Engine-Room (Reg. III/5)

Annex I- Evaluation Checklist for Accreditation and Recognition
Annex II- Evaluation Checklist for Accreditation of Assessment
Annex III- Certificate Format
Annex IV-A – Deck Assessment Scenario Mapping
Annex IV-B – Engine Assessment Scenario Mapping
Annex V-Practical Assessment Matrix

STCW Circular No. 2016-14 09/28/2016 Mandatory requirements for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency for Electro-Technical Ratings in accordance in Regulation III/7 of the STCW Convention, As amended in 2010
STCW Circular No. 2016-13 09/28/2016 Mandatory requirements for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency for Electro-Technical Officers in accordance in Regulation III/6 of the STCW Convention, As amended in 2010
STCW Circular No. 2016-12 07/04/2016 Guidelines on Training and Assessment of Seafarers by Distance Learning and E-learning in Accordance with the Provisions of Regulation I/6 of the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended
STCW Circular No. 2016-11 06/23/2016 Amendment to STCW Circular No. 2015-11
STCW Circular No. 2016-10 05/27/2016 Revised Guidelines on the Implementation of the Enhanced Support Level Program for STCW Certification as Ratings Forming Part of a Watch and Ratings as Able Seafarer
STCW Circular No. 2016-09 05/27/2016 Rules in the Issuance and Renewal of MARINA License (Professional ID)
STCW Circular No. 2016-08 05/27/2016  Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment and Certification of Ratings as Able Seafarer Engine in a Manned Engine-room or Designated to Pergorm Duties in a Periodically Unmanned Engine-room Serving on a Seagoing Ship Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750kW Propulsion Power or More
STCW Circular No. 2016-07 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment and Certification of Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck on a Seagoing Ship of 500 Gross Tonnage or More
STCW Circular No. 2016-06 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination , Assessment and Certification of Ratings Forming Part of a Watch in a Manned Engine-room or Designated to Perform Duties in a Periodically Unmanned Engine-room on a Seagoing Ship Powered by Main Propulsion of 750kW Propulsion Power or More
STCW Circular No. 2016-05 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment and Certification of Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch on a Seagoing Ship of 500 Gross Tonnage or more
STCW Circular No. 2016-03 03/15/2016 Adoption Of Updating Courses As The Approved Training Course To Establish Continued Professional Competence As Defined In Regulation I/11 Of The 1978 STCW Convention, As Amended
STCW Circular No. 2016-02 03/15/2016 Adoption Of Practical Assessment As The Approved Test To Establish Continued Professional Competence In The Revalidation Of Certificates Under Regulation I/II And AI/II Of The 1978 STCW Convention, As Amended
STCW Circular No. 2016-01 02/01/2016 Amendments To STCW Circular 2014-02 On Daily Journal Of Bridge Watchkeeping Duties And Daily Journal Of Engine-Room Watchkeeping Duties
STCW Circular
No.2015-11
07/22/2015 Rules of Procedure in Administrative Investigation of Cases for Violations Committed by Filipino Seafarers Holding Management and Operational Level Related Functions
STCW Circular
No.2015-10
 07/02/2015 Policies, Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Assessment Centers (ACs) For the Conduct of Theoretical Examination and Practical Assessment
STCW Circular
No.2015-08
 07/02/2015

Mandatory Minimum Requirements For Education, Training, Examination, Assessment And Certification Of Ratings Forming Part Of A Watch In A Manned Engine-Room Or Designated To Perform Duties In A Periodically Unmanned Engine-Room On A Seagoing Ship Powered By Main Propulsion Of 750 Kw Propulsion Power Or More

Annex I – RFPEW Mapping
Annex II – RFPEW PART A
Annex III – RFPEW Part B
Annex IV – FORM 3 Qualification of Supervisors,  Instructors and Assessors
Annex V – FORM 4 Inventory of Training Equipment
Annex VI – FORM 5 Inventory of Teaching Aid
Annex VII – FORM 6 Checklist for Administrative  Requirements
Annex VIII – Certificate Format RFPEW
Annex IX – Guide in preparing Practical assessment

STCW Circular
No.2015-06
 07/02/2015

 Mandatory Minimum Requirements For Education, Training, Examination, Assessment And Certification Of Ratings Forming Part Of A Navigational Watch On A Seagoing Ship Of 500 Gross Tonnage Or More

Annex I – RFPNW Mapping
Annex II – RFPNW PART A
Annex III – RFPNW PART B
Annex IV – FORM 3 Qualification of Supervisors,  Instructors and Assessors
Annex V – FORM 4 Inventory of Training Equipment
Annex VI – FORM 5 Inventory of Teaching Aid
Annex VII – FORM 6 Checklist for Administrative  Requirements
Annex VIII – Certificate Format RFPNW
Annex IX – Guide in preparing Practical assessment

STCW Circular
No.2015-05
 07/01/2015

 Rules and Regulations for Refresher Training On

1. Proficiency In Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSCRB)
2. Proficiency In Fast Rescue Boats (PFRB)
3. Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)

Annex I – Certificate Format

STCW Circular
No.2015-04
05/06/2015  Rules On The Monitoring Of Maritime Education Programs (MEPs), Approved Training Programs (ATPs) And Assessment Of Seafarer’s Competence Carried Out By MHEIs, MTIs, PACs and MACs
STCW Circular
No.2015-03
05/08/2015

Rules And Requirements For The Implementation Of Updating Training For Officers In Charge Of A Navigational Watch On Seagoing Ships Of 500 Gross Tonnage Or More And For Officers In Charge Of An Engineering Watch On Seagoing Ships Powered By Main Propulsion Machinery Of 750 Kw Propulsion Power Or More

Annex I – Updating Training for OIC-NW
Annex II – Updating Training for OIC-EW
Annex III – Certificate Format – Updating Training for OIC-NW
Annex IV – Certificate Format – Updating Training for OIC-EW

STCW Circular
No.2015-02
04/16/2015 Policies, Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Practical Assessment Centers (PACs) in the Conduct of Assessment for the Issuance of Certificates of Competencies (COCs) for Marine Deck and Marine Engineering Officers
STCW Circular
No.2015-01
02/27/2015 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Licensing and Certification of Master on Ships of less than 500 Gross Tonnage not Engage on Near-Coastal Voyages
STCW Circular
No.2014-13 
11/14/2014 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Licensing and Certification of Chief Engineer Officers (CE) On Ships of 750 KW Propulsion Power or More
STCW Circular
No.2014-12
11/14/2014 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Licensing and Certification of Master on Ships of 500 Gross Tonnage or More
STCW Circular
No.2014-11
11/14/2014 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Licensing and Certification of Second Engineer Officers (2E) On Ships of 750 KW Propulsion Power or More
STCW Circular
No.2014-10
11/14/2014 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Licensing and Certification of Chief Mate on Ships of 500 Gross Tonnage or More
STCW Circular
No.2014-09
11/14/2014 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Licensing and Certification of Officer-In-Charge of an Engineering Watch(OIC-EW) On Ships of 750 KW Propulsion Power or More
STCW Circular
No.2014-08
11/14/2014 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Licensing and Certification of Officer-In-Charge of A Navigational Watch on Ships of 500 Gross Tonnage or More
STCW Circular
No.2014-07
11/06/2014 Implementation of the Enhanced Support Level Program for STCW Certification as Ratings Forming Part of a Watch and Ratings as Able Seafarer
STCW Circular
No.2014-06
12/22/2014 Rules For The Issuance And Re-validation Of Certificates Of Proficiency Under The Relevant Provisions Of Chapter II/ III/ V And VI Of The 2010 Manila Amendments To The International Convention On Standards Of Training & Certification And Watch-keeping For Seafarers (STCW) 1978
STCW Circular
No.2014-05
09/23/2014 Training and Certification of Seafarers for Security-Related Tasks Duties and Responsibilities On Board Ships
STCW Circular
No.2014-04
09/23/2014 Rules on the Accreditation of Instructors/ Supervisors and Assessors of Approved Training Programs (ATPs) Conducted By Maritime Training Institutions (MTIs) Or As Otherwise Approved By the Administration
STCW Circular
No.2014-03 
09/12/2014 Provisional Authority in the Conduct on Written and Practical Assessment of Existing Maritime Assessment Centers (MACS)
STCW Circular
No.2014-02
09/12/2014 Daily Journal of Bridge Watch-keeping Duties and Daily Journal of Engine-room Watch-keeping Duties
STCW Circular
No.2014-01
08/27/2014 Rules on the Preparation and Approval of STCW Circulars
MARINA Circular
No.2014-01

02/13/2014
02/18/2014

Adoption and Implementation of the New Management Level Course for MARINA Deck Officers and Management Level Course for Marine Engineer Officer in Accordance with the 2010 STCW Manila Amendments Adoption of the Updating Course for Management Level Marine Deck Officers and Management Level Marine Engineer Officers Certified under the STCW ’78 as Amended in 1995

Annex I –  New MLC for Marine Deck Officers
Annex II –  New MLC for Marine Engine Officers
Annex III – Updating Course for Management Level Deck Officers
Annex IV – Updating Course for Management Level Marine Engine Officers

MARINA Circular
No.2013-12
08/30/2013 Revised Rules on the Accreditation of Instructors and/or Assessors
MARINA Circular
No.2013-11

Annex I

Annex II.01
Annex II.02
Annex II.03
Annex II.04
Annex III.01
Annex III.02
Annex III.03
Annex IV.01
Annex IV.02
Annex V
Annex VI

08/30/2013

09/03/2014

Adoption of the New Competencies and Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency(KUP)for Ship Security Officer as Required by the 2010 Manila Amendment Adoption of the Course for Ship Security Awareness and Seafarers with Designated Security Duties as Required by the 2010 STCW Manila Amendments and Adoption of Refresher and Updating of Basic Safety Under the 2010 Manila Amendments
MARINA Circular
No.2013-10
08/30/2013  Rules in the Accreditation of Liaison Officers(LOs) in the Issuance of Certificates of Proficiency(COPs) and other STCW-Related Certificates for Seafarers
MARINA Circular
No.2013-09
Annex
08/30/2013 Rules in the Issuance/Re-validation of Certificates of Proficiency(COPs) in Accordance with Chapters V and VI of the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training and Certification and Watch-keeping as Amended

  • Annex, Qualification and Documentary Requirements for Issuance of Certificate of Proficiency(COP)
MARINA Circular
No.2013-08
08/30/2013
09/03/2013
Rules in the Issuance of Certificates of Proficiency(COPs) for Seafarers Who Are Holders of TESDA Certificates of Competency(COCs) in Accordance with the 1978 Holders  International Convention on the Standards of Training, Certifications and Watch-keeping as Amended
MARINA Circular
No.2013-05
01/18/2013 Rules of Procedure in Administrative Investigation of Cases Involving Violations Committed by Maritime Training Institutions and Filipino Seafarers and the Corresponding Table of Penalties
Annex  04/08/2013 Accreditation Fees (5 Annex)
MARINA Circular
No.2013-03
03/15/2013  Rules on the Accreditation of Instructors and/or Assessors
MARINA Circular
No.2013-01
01/24/2013  Rules on the Inspection and Accreditation of Maritime Training Courses
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PRC

Marine Deck and Engineer Officers

TESDA

Ratings Forming Part of Navigational or Engineering Watch

NTC

Radio Personnel (GMDSS)