Postponement of QA Requirements

On June 6, 2016 and again on July 7, 2016, NMC announced it is postponing the requirement that STCW assessments be signed off by a “Qualified Assessor.”  NMC anticipates that there will not be enough QAs to meet the requirement by the end of this year, so the deadline has been pushed back one year, to December 31, 2017.  Until that date, the standards for who can assess will continue to be those in effect now (NVIC 2-14, 14.b (p. 10-11)).   Assessments signed off by December 31, 2017, with the signature of a non-QA, must be submitted by June 30, 2018, to be accepted.

The deadline for other “gap-closing” requirements remains December 31, 2017.



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