Renewal of Certificate

Renewal of Certificate

A Coxswain grade 1 near coastal certificate of competency is generally valid for five years. To keep working using your certificate you need to renew it every five years. 

What do I need to do?  

To renew your certificate you will need to:  

Meet medical and eyesight requirements

You must complete a declaration of medical fitness on the Certificate of competency application form 426. This lets us know that you are still medically fit, and that your eyesight meets the necessary standard, to work at sea. 

If your existing Coxswain grade 1 certificate has a daylight hours restriction, this restriction will also be on your renewed certificate.

Provide evidence of sea service

You do not need sea service to renew a Coxswain grade 1 near coastal certificate of competency. 

Provide existing certificates

As part of your renewal application, you must submit a copy of your: 

  • existing Coxswain grade 1 (front and back) 
  • valid HLTAID011 Provide first aid certificate, or equivalent
Complete and submit a certificate of competency application

To apply, complete and submit the Certificate of competency application form 426.  
Read more about completing and submitting your application for a domestic certificate