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STCW Standards

07 / 12 / 2020
STCW Online Courses



The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, sets the standards of competence for seafarers internationally.

Mintra’s Maritime eLearning suite includes six courses built to STCW standards and available online through Trainingportal, our learning and competency management system.

Norwegian Maritime Authority

Mintra’s eLearning courses provide the theoretical knowledge and assessment specified in the STCW standards.Onboard Assessor (STCW A-1/6)

  • Basic Safety Training for Seafarers (theoretical part) (STCW VI, section A-VI/1, and tables A-VI/1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4)
  • Basic Low Flash Point Fuel (LFF) in accordance with the IGF code (STCW Table A-V/3-1)
  • Ship Security awareness for seafarers without designated duties (STCW A-VI/6-1)
  • Ship Security training for crew with Designated Security Duties (STCW A-VI/6-2)
  • Ship Security Officer (SSO) with certification (STCW A-VI/5)

NMA Approval

Our STCW eLearning courses form part one of Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA)-approved blended training programmes when combined with onboard training and in conjunction with our NMA-approved training partner, RS Sjøredningsskolen.

Following the eLearning, trainees are required to demonstrate activities onboard the vessel with a client approved instructor. A checklist must be completed and signed by the instructor for each trainee and provided as evidence. The NMA certificate is awarded by RS Sjøredningsskolen.

Ship Security Online Courses

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Ship Security Officer (SSO) with certification (STCW A-VI/5)

This course provides the knowledge to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer (SSO), as defined in section A/12.2 of the ISPS Code and in section A-VI/5 of the STCW Code.

  • 1 hour 40-minute eLearning course
  • Languages – English
  • NMA-approved when combined with further onboard training


Ship Security awareness for seafarers without designated duties (STCW A-VI/6-1)

Applies to all persons employed or engaged in any capacity on ships, prior to being assigned shipboard duties and, seafarers who are designated to perform security duties as stated in the Ship Security Plan.

  • 70-minute eLearning course
  • Languages: English, Norwegian and Brazilian Portuguese
  • NMA-approved when combined with further onboard training
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Ship Security training for crew with designated security duties (STCW A-VI/6-2)

The standard applies to seafarers designated to perform security duties as stated in the Ship Security Plan and includes anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery related activities.

  • 70-minute eLearning course
  • Languages – English and Norwegian
  • NMA-approved when combined with further onboard training

On-board Assessor (STCW A-1/6)

This course provides the knowledge for on-board assessors to supervise the training and monitor the competence of seafarers. A seafarer’s competence must meet the standards of the STCW Code.

After completing the course, the candidate should be able to apply the international provisions concerning the training and assessment of officers and ratings on board ships. They should also be familiar with relevant terms in the STCW Convention and be able to select the most effective assessment methods as well as organise and conduct on-board assessment

  • 45-minute eLearning course
  • Languages – English
  • NMA-approved when combined with further onboard training

Basic Safety Training for Seafarers (STCW VI, section A-VI/1, and tables A-VI/1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4)

This eLearning course is for all personnel who need to complete either: STCW Basic Safety Course for Seafarers (50 hour) or Concise Safety Training – Safety Training for Fishermen course. The course includes the following:

  • Table A-VI/1-1 Personal Survival Techniques
  • Table A-VI/1-2 Basic Fire Fighting
  • Table A-VI/1-3 Elementary First Aid
  • Table A-VI/1-4 Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

This course covers the theoretical part of the basic safety training for seafarers, which is mandatory for all personnel working on vessels. Through tuition and training in preventive safety, first aid, sea rescue and fire safety, the course teaches you to take care of your own safety and that of others. By taking the theoretical part of the course online, you cut down the time you need to attend an approved safety centre.

  • 3-hour eLearning course
  • Languages – English and Norwegian
  • NMA-approved when combined with further onboard training
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Basic Low Flash Point Fuel (LFF) in accordance with the IGF code (STCW Table A-V/3-1)

On the January 1, 2017 the IGF Code was made mandatory and STCW now includes new minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of personnel on ships subject to the IGF Code. The training consists of an eLearning course, practical assessment at a facility centre and a classroom exam. When the training is completed an NMA-approved course diploma is issued.

  • eLearning, 4 hours practical assessment and classroom exam
  • Languages – English
  • NMA-approved when combined with the practical assessment and classroom exam

The practical training takes place at facilities located in Norway and internationally. Please choose the most convenient training for yourself or your employees. It is possible for our instructors to perform the practical assessment on the premises of a client.