The requirements for Officers Endorsement, Tankerman Highest Grade Endorsement, Chief Cook and Application for Master’s Dispensation.

Certificate of Receipt of Application
The CRA is a confirmation of the receipt and acceptance of an application for endorsement. The CRA entitles the holder of a foreign certificate to serve temporarily in a position for which a certificate of competency is required on Norwegian ships, fishing vessels and mobile offshore units, until the application for endorsement is processed. The CRA is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

Masters must apply for a dispensation before a CRA can be issued

Deck and Engine Officers’ Endorsement
An endorsement is a document which entitles the holder of a foreign certificate to serve on board a Norwegian ship, fishing vessel or mobile offshore unit.

The application must include:

• Passport photo with name and date of birth printed at the back
• Application form
• List of Sea Service – need only submit during the last 5 years
• Norwegian health certificate
• Certificate of endorsement
• Certificate of competency
• Declaration  of Norwegian maritime legislation and English language

Always enclose previous endorsement if available.

Box 1: Make sure the personal information is correct
– Name, date and place of birth, address and identification document
Box 2: Description of highest grade of certificate(s) of competency now held
– Fill in details from certificate of endorsement
– Fill in details from certificate of competency
Box 3: The application
– Tick of whether you are applying for issuance or renewal of a Norwegian endorsement
– For renewal; list grade and category of the current Norwegian endorsement
Box 4: Affirmation of applicant
– Date signed and signature of applicant 
Box 5: Affirmation of company
– 5.1: Fill in position
– 5.2: Fill in name of vessel, call sign and position
– 5.3: Date of affirmation and signature of company representative
– Company’s address in Norway
– Must be the complete address of the company in Norway
– Preferably postbox address
– The invoice and certificate will be sent to this address
– If invoice is not paid – application is rejected

Tankerman Highest Grade Endorsement

Management Level
The application must include:
• Passport photo with name and date of birth printed at the back
• Application form
• Certificate of endorsement

Operational Level
The application must include:
• Passport photo with name and date of birth printed at the back
• Application form
• Certificate of endorsement
• Maritime Training Council Certificate (Specialized tankerman certificates) –  NAC

Ratings (Pumpman, Reeferman, Cargo Engineer)
Application must include:
• Passport photo with name and date of birth printed at the back
• Application form
• Specialized tankerman certificates (NAC)
• General Tanker Certificate
Always enclose previous Tankerman Highest Grade Endorsement if applying for renewal

GMDSS/GOC Endorsement
Application must include:
• Passport photo with name and date of birth printed at the back
• Application form
• List of Sea Service- need only submit during the last 5 years
• National GMDSS/GOC certificate
Always enclose previous GMDSS/GOC Telenor Endorsement if applying for renewal

Chief Cook
Upgrading Course from Norwegian Training Center – Manila and 36 months experience (sea and/or land) during the last 5 years.
Or
36 months of experience as a cook on board
Or
Application for Chief Cook Exemption Certificate
Required experience:
• 24 months experience (sea and/or land) during last 5 years
• Cook or Chief Cook COC from TESDA
• Basic Safety
• Health certificate

Application for Master’s Dispensation
The Embassy authenticates the application for master`s dispensation.The Authentication fee is PHP 1000 for the first 4 pages, while it is PHP 300  for each succeeding page.

This application should be given to the Embassy in good time, because the Embassy cannot issue a CRA without an instruction fax from NMD.

Requirements:
• Application form, tick off Deck Officer (incl. passport photo)
• List of Sea Service
• Certificate of endorsement
• Certificare of competency
• Maritime administration certificate from NTC-M
• Declaration of Norwegian maritime legislation and English language
• Norwegian health certificate
• Employment agreement
• Seaman`s Book

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