List of regulations

Below is a list of MCA regulations and official documents which are relevant to superyacht training and certification.

Yacht restricted certification (Yachts, Less Than 3,000GT and 9,000kW)

MGN 1859 - Certificates of Competency: Training and Certification - Yacht Engineering Officers
This is the main document that defines the certification structure and requirements for MEOL, Y4, Y3, Y2 and Y1 Chief Engineer certificates of competency.

MSF 4352 - Letter of Initial Assessment
Application form for a letter of initial assessment (LIA) leading to a yacht engineer certificate of competency.

MSF 4278 - Notice of Eligibility (NoE) application form
This is the form to be used to book an MCA oral exam leading to a yacht engineer officer certificate of competency.

Unlimited engineer officer certification

MSN 1857 - Certificates of Competency: Training and Certification - Unlimited Engineer Officers
This is the main document that defines the certification structure and requirements for Unlimited EOOW, Second Engineer and Chief Engineer.

MSF 4275 - Notice of Eligibility (NoE) application form
This is the form to be used to book an MCA oral exam leading to an unlimited engineer officer certificate of competency.

Unlimited electro-technical officer (ETO) certification

Interim guidance for ETO CoCs
This document introduces electro-technical officer and senior electro-technical officer certificates of competency.

MSF 4259 - Notice of Eligibility (NoE) application form
This is the form to be used to book an MCA oral exam leading to an Unlimited ETO certificate of competency.

Other relevant regulations affecting both yacht and unlimited officers

MIN 455 - Human Element, Leadership and Management Training (HELM)
This document lays out which level of HELM training officers have to undertake.

MSN 1865 - UK requirements for emergency, occupational safety, security, medical care and survival functions
This document describes in detail the new five-yearly updating requirements for STCW basic and advanced safety courses (coming into force on 1 January 2017).

MIN 480 - New Requirements for Security Training
This document defines the new requirements for ISPS security training (coming into force on 1 July 2015).

MIN 494 - Revalidating a Certificate of Competency
This document contains the new high voltage requirements and other changes brought in by the Manila Amendments for revalidation of the certificate of competency.

MIN 435 - Clarification of Dyslexia Policy
This document explains the examination and assessment procedures for candidates with proven dyslexia.

List of ENG1 MCA-approved doctors (UK based)
UK-based MCA-approved doctors (ADs) who are able to carry out ENG1 medical examinations.

List of ENG1 MCA-approved doctors (international)
Non UK-based MCA-approved doctors (ADs) who are able to carry out ENG1 medical examinations.

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