You Need To Have the STCW 10 Basic Safety Training Certificate to Work On Yachts
To crew on a registered yacht anywhere in the world, you must be certified (130+ signatory countries) *. Depending on the position aboard, you must educated and successfully complete courses associated with specific certifications (aka. “tickets”). The most basic level of certification involves the course preperation and the successful passing of the testing associated with the STCW. The acronym STCW stands for, “Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping”.
*All professional mariners must be STCW 95 Compliant with the exception of U.S. mariners working exclusively on inland waters or domestic near coastal waters on vessels up to 200 gross tons waters. These crew members are exempt from the STCW requirements.
STCW 10, STCW 95 and STCW are used interchangeably within this site. The “95” is a reference to the year inwhich the Amendments were made to the original 1978 requirements mandated by the signature countries. As of 2003, all mariners must comply with the STCW 95 requirements. As of 2016, all mariners must comply with STCW 10.
STCW 10 Training Courses – Compliance
Training includes elements of the following:
- Personal Survival Techniques
- Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
- Elementary First Aid
- Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
- Competence in Security Awareness
Professional Yachtmaster Training USA teaches STCW lessons in a six (6) day training course that prepares you for the Certificate test taking. Lessons are held regularly during the month, but space is limited and subject to availability. We recommend scheduling classes as soon as you can to ensure scheduling meets your timeline. Learn more about the STCW class outline, check the online class scheduling calendar and contact us to Register for STCW Classes.
Learn More About STCW 10 Training by reading our blog post entitled: What is STCW and What Does it Have to Do With Yachts?