Seagoing Examination and River Trade and Local Examination

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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
    Chapter 8 - Extension of the Certificates)
    b) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Local Ceritificate of Competency) Rules (PDF)
    (Schedule 1 Application fees)
  4. Mode of Assessment
    a) 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. Validity of Certificates

    A pleasure vessel operator certificate expires when the holder of the certificate attains the age of 65 unless the validity is specified in the certificate.

 

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
    Chapter 10 - Extention of the Certificates)
    b) Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Local Ceritificates of Competency) Rules (PDF)
    (Schedule 1 Application fees)
  4. Mode of Assessment
    a) 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)
    b) Sample Paper (Coxswain Grade 2 Examination, Part A - Practical Chart Work)
  5. List of Approved Training Providers and Courses (Local) (PDF)
  6. Validity of Certificates

    A coxswain and an engine operator certificate expire when the holder of the certificate attains the age of 65 unless the validity is specified in the certificate.

  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 2021 (PDF)

    Deck Officer / Marine Engineer 2022 (PDF)

  2. Related legislations
    a) Certificates of Competency and Licences for Seagoing Deck Officers’ Determinations (2018 Edition) (PDF)
    b) Certificates of Competency and Licences for Seagoing Marine Engineer Officers and Electro-technical Officers Determinations (2018 Edition) (PDF)
    c) Certificates of Competency and Licences for Deck Officers’ Determinations (2012 Edition) (PDF)
    (For River-Trade only, Sea-going Officers please refer item (a) above)
    d) Certificates of Competency and Licences for Marine Engineer Officers and Electro-technical Officers Determinations (2012 Edition) (PDF)
    (For River-Trade only, Sea-going MEO & ETO please refer item (b) above)
    e) Certificates of Proficiency for Able Seafarers’ Determinations
    (2016 Edition)
    (PDF)
    f) Certificates of Proficiency for Engine Room Watch ratings’ Determinations and Certificates of Proficiency for Electro-
    technical ratings’ Determinations (2016 Edition)
    (PDF)
    g) Certificates of Proficiency for Navigational Watch ratings’ Determinations
    (2016 Edition)
    (PDF)
    h) Certificates of Proficiency for Safety, Security and Designated Duties Training Determinations
    (2016 Edition)
    (PDF)
    i) Certificates of Proficiency or Endorsements for Oil, Chemical and Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations
    Determinations (2016 Edition)
    (PDF)
    j) Certificate of Proficiency for Service on Ships Using Low-flashpoint Fuels Determinations (2019 Edition) (PDF)
    k) Certificate of Proficiency for Ships Operating in Polar Waters Determinations (2019 Edition) (PDF)
  3. List of Approved Training Providers and Courses (Seagoing & River Trade) (PDF)
  4. Guidelines for the Issue of Hong Kong Licences and Endorsements (PDF)
  5. Guidelines for the Issue of GMDSS Certificate of Equivalent Competency with Endorsement and Certificate Endorsement Revalidation
  6. Sample Paper (Seagoing Deck officer and Engineer officer examination) (PDF)
    Deck Officer
    CLASS 1 & CLASS 2 PAPER 1
    NAVIGATION
    Download
    CLASS 1 & CLASS 2 PAPER 2
    PASSAGE PLANNING
    Download
    CLASS 1 & CLASS 2 PAPER 3
    SHIP TECHNOLOGY
    Download
    CLASS 1 & CLASS 2 PAPER 4
    SHIPBOARD OPERATIONS
    Download
    CLASS 1 & CLASS 2 PAPER 5
    COMMERCE & LAW
    Download



    CLASS 3 PAPER 1
    COASTAL NAVIGATION
    Download
    CLASS 3 PAPER A,PAPER 2
    OFFSHORE NAVIGATION
    Download
    CLASS 3 PAPER B,PAPER 2
    WATCHKEEPING AND METEOROLOGY
    Download
    CLASS 3 PAPER 3
    GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE
    Download
    CLASS 3 PROFICIENCY IN COMMUNICATIONS (WRITTEN PAPER) Download


    Engineer Officer
    CLASS 1 APPLIED HEAT Download
    CLASS 1 APPLIED MECHANICS Download
    CLASS 1 ELECTROTECHNOLOGY Download
    CLASS 1 ENGINEERING
    KNOWLEDGE - GENERAL
    Download
    CLASS 1 ENGINEERING
    KNOWLEDGE - MOTOR
    Download
    CLASS 1 NAVAL ARCHITECTURE Download
    CLASS 2 APPLIED HEAT Download
    CLASS 2 APPLIED MECHANICS Download
    CLASS 2 ELECTROTECHNOLOGY Download
    CLASS 2 ENGINEERING
    KNOWLEDGE - GENERAL
    Download
    CLASS 2 ENGINEERING
    KNOWLEDGE - MOTOR
    Download
    CLASS 2 NAVAL ARCHITECTURE Download

 

Assessment Agency of Qualifications Framework

Marine Department has been appointed by the Secretary for Education as the Assessment Agency for Professional Maritime Qualifications under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework commencing September 3, 2018.

1.      Sea-going Certificates of Competency

Title of Qualification QF Level QR Registration Number
assigned by QR Authority
Validity period
of the relevant QR entry
a) Certificate of Competency
(Deck Officer) Class 1 (Master Mariner)
5 18/000717/L5 03/09/2018 to 02/09/2023
b) Certificate of Competency
(Deck Officer) Class 2
5 18/000718/L5 03/09/2018 to 02/09/2023
c) Certificate of Competency
(Deck Officer) Class 3
4 18/000714/L4 03/09/2018 to 02/09/2023
d) Certificate of Competency
(Marine Engineer Officer) Class 1
5 18/000719/L5 03/09/2018 to 02/09/2023
e) Certificate of Competency
(Marine Engineer Officer) Class 2
5 18/000720/L5 03/09/2018 to 02/09/2023
f) Certificate of Competency
(Marine Engineer Officer) Class 3
4 18/000715/L4 03/09/2018 to 02/09/2023
g) Certificate of Competency
(Electro-technical Officer) Class ETO
4 18/000716/L4 03/09/2018 to 02/09/2023

 

2.      Local Certificate of Competency

Title of Qualification QF Level QR Registration Number
assigned by QR Authority
Validity period
of the relevant QR entry
h) Coxswain Grade 1 Certificate 3 20/000690/L3 15/01/2020 to 02/09/2023
i) Coxswain Grade 2 Certificate 3 20/000691/L3 15/01/2020 to 02/09/2023
j) Coxswain Grade 3 Certificate 2 20/000687/L2 15/01/2020 to 02/09/2023
k) Engine Operator Grade 1 Certificate 3 20/000692/L3 15/01/2020 to 02/09/2023
l) Engine Operator Grade 2 Certificate 3 20/000693/L3 15/01/2020 to 02/09/2023
m) Engine Operator Grade 3 Certificate 2 20/000688/L2 15/01/2020 to 02/09/2023
n) Pleasure Vessel Operator Grade 1 Certificate 3 20/000694/L3 15/01/2020 to 02/09/2023
o) Pleasure Vessel Operator Grade 2 Certificate 2 20/000689/L2 15/01/2020 to 02/09/2023