STCW Courses

STCW Basic Safety Training

STCW Basic Safety Training (STCW 78 as amended / 2010) certificates are a requirement for virtually all professional seafarers, who must be trained in compliance with the STCW convention.

  • If you want to work on a yacht, commercial ships and cruise liners the STCW BST certificates are mandatory and essential.

  • You need a STCW Basic Safety Training Certificate before you apply for a job.

  • If your STCW BST certificate is expired and older than 5 years you need mandatory Refresher Training. 


The STCW Basic Safety Training course consists of 4 modules. The course duration is 5 days. 

STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (FP&FF)
STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA)
STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (PSSR) 

Optional course module taught in a half day:

STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)