Certificate of safety training
The Certificate of safety training (COST) is the first international qualification you need to become a seafarer.
What will this certificate allow me to do?
This is an entry level Certificate which is a prerequisite for further international certificates.
Am I eligible?
To get a Certificate of safety training (COST) you must meet the course requirements listed below. The requirements depend on whether you are applying for an initial issue of a COST or you are applying to revalidate your existing COST.
These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 70 (Seafarer certification) 2014, Marine Order 71 (Masters and deck officers) 2014, Marine Order 72 (Engineer officers) 2014, Marine Order 73 (Ratings) 2014 and Marine Order 74 (Master and deck officers — yachts) 2015. Please refer to these marine orders for full details of eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.