How to apply for a UK deck certificate of competency

Complete form MSF 4274, for a notice of eligibility (NOE) for an oral examination leading to the issue of a deck CoC (STCW) for masters, chief mates and officer of the watch.


Application for an oral examination leading to the issue of a certificate of competency (STCW) for masters, chief mates and deck officers in the merchant navy (MSF 4274)

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It is important that the guidance notes and instructions on pages 6, 7 and 8 are read when completing the application.

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Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 12 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Application form updated with fee change.
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  6. Removed 6 week warning as this is no longer in effect.
  7. New version of the Form available advising the new requirements as of 01/01/2017
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