Issuance of RMI Officer Certificates is based on two methods: (1) by equivalency endorsement (MI-105) or (2) by professional examination (MI-105E). Equivalent Endorsement Certificates may be issued to certificate holders from major maritime nations whose educational system and examinations are found acceptable. For details, see MI-118, Requirements for Seafarer Certification (Annex 7).
Applicants who do not hold acceptable national certificates or who desire original RMI certificates must pass written examinations given by the RMI. The examinations incorporate new material required by various conventions and are in a multiple-choice format. These examinations also incorporate material specified by the STCW Convention, as amended. Guidelines for various examinations conducted by the RMI Maritime Administrator can be found here. Certificates issued by examination are valid for a term of five years. For more information, please see MI-118E, Seafarer Requirements for Certification by Examination.
Yacht Officer Courses/Examinations
Preliminary application requirements for seafarers wishing to apply for the RMI Master (Yachts) – Unlimited Tonnage Certificate of Competence can be found here.
Submission of Applications
The specific requirements for an RMI certificate are contained on the certificate application form and in the MI-118, Requirements for Merchant Marine Personnel Certification.
Please print and send completed applications to:
International Registries, Inc.
Attn: Seafarers’ Documentation
11495 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191-1506
United States of America
Tel: +1 703 620 4880
Fax: +1 703 476 8522
Email: [email protected]
Note: Specific instructions for filing agents can be found in the MI-280, Filing Agents Manual.