Validity of Passes/resits

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Academic Subjects

  • A candidate shall retain the validity of a pass in any subject for a period of 5 years.
  • A candidate who fails in a subject shall be allowed an unlimited number of re-sits in that subject within the stipulated 5 years period.
  • Failure to pass in all subjects and hence satisfy all the conditions for award of a certificate of competency for that class within the stipulated period shall result in automatic nullification of the validity of passes in all the subjects.
  • The candidate shall then be required to re-attend a course of study before being allowed to continue with the certification process.

Professional Subjects

  • All subjects constituting the professional shall have to be passed together en block.
  • A candidate who fails to pass as required shall be allowed an unlimited number of re-sits within a period of 2 years
  • A candidate who fails to pass and hence satisfy all the conditions for award of a certificate of competency for that class within the stipulated period shall be required to return to sea for additional six months experience before further attempts shall be permitted.
  • Continuous failure after that for a further 2 years shall result in automatic nullification of the validity of any passes.
  • The candidate shall then be required to re-attend a course of study before being allowed to continue with the certification process.

 

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