Notice of Eligibility (NoE) guidance

When you have accrued sufficient sea time to sit an oral examination with the MCA, you are required to apply for a Notice of Eligibility (NoE).

This form can be downloaded from the MCA website and must be returned with ORIGINAL COPIES all of your supporting documentation (sea service testimonials, STCW certificates, exam pass certificates and ENG1) to prove that you are eligible for an oral examination

Download the engineering NoE

Download the deck NoE

A Notice of Eligibility is valid for five years from date of issue, and for three years after a successful oral exam. You must apply for your NOE well in advance of your anticipated exam date as they can take up to six weeks to be processed.

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