In the highly competitive global maritime industries, formal certification, confirming your competence, goes a long way toward giving you the edge. Whether you’re pitching for a contract for your company to fill, or simply looking to find individual employment, you need industry-recognised credentials.

MTCS Certification

Our certification is industry-recognised as a mark of quality. What makes our Certification stand out?

MTCS Certification offers the following benefits:

  • Accreditation: The rigorous Assessment and Verification procedures we employ are accredited under ISO 9001 :2015 and the awarding body EAL (Part of the SEMTA group). MTCS are also members of IMCA and ensure our processes and procedures follow IMCA guidelines
  • Independence: MTCS are a fully independent certification provider. Our assessment and verification procuedures provide a ‘benchmark’ for assessing personnel in safety critical, operational and technical activities
  • Transferability: The offshore energy sector is very ‘transient’. People continue to move between organisations across the world. MTCS Certification remains with the individual and confirms a minimum standard of competence has been achieved in a specific role. Organisations continue to use MTCS Certification as a ‘benchmark’ of competence when selecting personnel for projects

What is Competence?

Competence can be defined as having subject Knowledge, Skills to perform a task and Experience in a role.

It takes all three to earn our certification, because it takes all three to be both efficient and safe in the maritime industry.


It’s not enough to just know how to repeat a task. To work safely, you must understand what that task does and why it’s needed. That knowledge allows you to handle things going wrong and to make decisions under unusual circumstances.


To perform your duties effectively, you need to reach at least a certain minimum level of skill. Skill refers to the ability to perform a task safely, efficiently, and in accordance with company/industry guidelines and procedures.


In many ways, experience measures the length of time you have successfully worked in a particular role. During this time you will have demonstrated the ability to combine skills and knowledge and to evaluate the situation when things change. Experience is often regarded as the most important factor when considering Competence.

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