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Application and Payment Hours

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

* No cash/EPS payment to be made after 4:30 p.m.

Pleasure Vessel Operator Certificate of Competency

For Enquiry : 2852 4941


1.       Written Examination Schedules
Grade 1 ( any pleasure vessel )
Grade 2 ( not more than 15 m in length overall )

2.       Oral Examination Schedules
Oral Examination

3.       Related Rules
a) Examination Rules for Pleasure Vessel Operator Certificate of Competency (PDF)
(Chapter 5 - Applications, Examination Procedures and General Provisions
Chapter 6 - Examinations
Chapter 7 - Examination Syllabuses)
b) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Local Ceritificates of Competency) Rules (PDF)
(Schedule 1 Application fees)

4.       Demonstrative Application and Mock Examination – helps candidates to familarize themselves with the format and operation of the computerized examination system
(Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution)


Local Certificate of Competency

For Enquiry : 2852 4941

1.       Written Examination Schedules
Coxswain Engine Operator
Grade 2 (not more than 24 m in length) Grade 2 (aggregate power not more than 1,500 kW)
Grade 3 (not more than 15 m in length) Grade 3 (aggregate power not more than 750 kW)

2.       Oral Examination Schedules
Oral Examination

3.      Related Rules
a) Examination Rules for Local Certificates of Competency(PDF)
(Chapter 5 - Applications, Examination Procedures and General Provisions
Chapter 6 - Examinations
Chapter 7 - Examination Syllabuses)
b) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Local Ceritificates of Competency) Rules (PDF)
(Schedule 1 Application fees)

4.       Demonstrative Application and Mock Examination – helps candidates to familarize themselves with the format and operation of the computerized examination system
(Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution)


5.       List of Recognized Maritime Courses for Prior to Coxswain Grade 3 Certificate Examination (PDF)



6.       Examination Guidebook
a) Coxswain Grade 3 Certificate Examination Guidebook (Chinese version only - PDF)
b) Examination Guidebook on Pleasure Vessel Operator Grade 2 Certificate of Competency (Chinese version only - PDF)



7.       List of Specified Government Vessels Used by Leisure and Cultural Services Department Crew (PDF)




Seagoing or River Trade Certificate of Competency / Hong Kong Licences /

Hong Kong GMDSS Certificate of Equivalent Competency

For Enquiry : 2852 3148

1.       Examination Schedules
Deck Officer / Marine Engineer 2017 (PDF)
Deck Officer / Marine Engineer 2018 (PDF)

2.       Related legislations
a) Certificates of Competency and Licences for Deck Officers Determinations
p1(2008 Edition)
(PDF)
b) Certificates of Competency and Licences for Marine Engineer Officers Determinations
p2(2008 Edition)
(PDF)
c) Certificates of Competency and Licences for Deck Officers Determinations
p3(2012 Edition)
(PDF)
d) Certificates of Competency and Licences for Marine Engineer Officers and Electro-technical Officers Determinations
p4(2012 Edition)
(PDF)
e) Certificates of Proficiency for Able Seafarers’ Determinations
p5(2016 Edition)
(PDF)
f) Certificates of Proficiency for Engine Room Watch ratings’ Determinations and Certificates of Proficiency for Electro-
p5technical ratings’ Determinations (2016 Edition)
(PDF)
g) Certificates of Proficiency for Navigational Watch ratings’ Determinations
p5(2016 Edition)
(PDF)
h) Certificates of Proficiency for Safety, Security and Designated Duties Training Determinations
p5(2016 Edition)
(PDF)
i) Certificates of Proficiency or Endorsements for Oil, Chemical and Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations
p5Determinations (2016 Edition)
(PDF)

3.      List of Approved Training Providers and Courses (PDF)


4.       Guidelines for the Issue of Hong Kong Licences and Endorsements (PDF)


5.       Guidelines for the Issue of Hong Kong GMDSS Certificate of Equivalent Competency with Endorsement and Certificate Endorsement Revalidation