In order to gain employment on a superyacht you must be STCW10 certified. The need to have an STCW certification applies to every crew member, no matter their role, title or department. This page will inform you about the 5 training courses that must be completed in order to be certified, as well as provide you with links to training schools that run the courses.
STCW is the abbreviation for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. The STCW course needs to be refreshed every five years and is offered by training schools in various countries around the world, all of which can be found under our training schools section.
My Crew Kit has over 80 STCW training schools listed on the website. Select one of the links below and book a course in a location near you. Once you have completed your course you will receive the appropriate certification and documentation declaring you as competent.
The STCW 2010 consists of five basic training courses:
PSSR: Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities:
A classroom-based course offering an introduction to accident prevention and safety procedures. It also focuses on employment conditions, legal rights in your working environment and a code of safe working practices.
Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention Training Course:
Students will learn how to identify the different types of fire as well as the measures to prevent them from occurring. Includes in depth practical training in fire fighting procedures and the correct and proper use of fire fighting equipment and breathing apparatus (BA).
Elementary First Aid:
A combination of theory and practical training sessions for basic first aid, focusing on the most likely emergencies on board. Training includes CPR, how to use a stretcher to move a patient, bandaging and splint methods and familiarisation of the most common medical equipment on board.
Personal Survival Techniques (PST):
Focuses on sea survival training to deal with a variety of the more common emergencies on board. In depth and practical training on how to launch a life raft, the uses of safety equipment, sea survival methods and the role of search and rescue organisations.
Proficiency in Security Awareness:
This is a mandatory minimum requirement for the security training of any ship personnel. The course provides knowledge, understanding and proficiency to crew on ships that do not have any designated security duties.