SCD Pricing

SCD Fee Schedule (effective as of 1 April, 2020)

Charge for submitting paper applications per application; this does not include charges for secure handling and processing $100
For all officer’s navigational and engineering licenses   $275
First and Second Class Radio Electronic Operator-GMDSS   $275
Examination Fee for any Navigational, Engineering or MOU Officer exam $275
Certification Fee for Officer’s License after successfully completing Liberian Officer’s examination $275
Re-examination Fee after failure of one or more sections of Liberian Officer examination $275
Translation Fee for examination, if taken in any language other than English $100
For license renewal $275
For issuance of Certificate of Receipt of Application when issued via SEA System; $35
For manual issuance of Certificate of Receipt of Application (CRA) by Seafarers Certification and Documentation Department $50
For replacement of lost officer certificate $100
For issuance of Seafarer's Identification and Record Book $60
For issuance of Supernumerary Book $60
For renewal of Seafarer's Identification and Record Book $60
For replacement of lost Seafarer's Identification and Record Book $60
For issuance of the following special qualification certificates:  
Wiper, Junior Ordinary Seaman, GP-Trainee Messman with Book n/c
Wiper, Junior Ordinary Seaman, GP-Trainee Messman w/o Book $35
For issuance of the following special qualification certificates when requested to be placed in applicant's Seaman's book; Basic Training, GMDSS, Advanced Firefighting, Medical Care Person in Charge, First Aid Provider, and Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats $35
All applications reviewed and rejected are subject to an assessment for work performed of up to $100
For issuance of the following special qualification certificates; Able Seafarer Deck II/5, Ordinary Seaman II/4, and Bosun II/5 $35
For issuance of the following special qualification certificates: Able Seafarer Engine III/5, Oiler/Motorman, Fireman/Watertender, GP-1, GP-2, Electrician, and Pumpman $35
Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats and Fast Rescue Boat Operator, High Speed Craft Operator/Engineer $35
All tankerman special qualification certificates $35
Examination Fee to take Able Seaman, Oiler or MOU Rating exam $30
Ship Security Officer Special Qualification Certificate $35
Special Qualification renewals (when ordered with a renewed book) $20
Special Qualification replacement $20
Training course approval Cost Recovery Basis
Non-Liberian contracted applications (NOCO) $150
Secure delivery packaging and handling fees:  
Per Identification and Record Book (after the first seven docs) $5
Per Officer Certificate of Competence (after the first seven docs) $5
Per special qualification certificates n/c
Minimum secure delivery fee per work order $55
Returned check fee is $35
Same Day/Next Day expediting of applications (all applications within the work order will be charged this fee) $100
2-3 day expediting of applications (all applications within the work order will be charged this fee) $50


Fees may be paid by credit card, wire transfer and by check or money order. Instructions for payment are outlined in image RLM-118, Annex 6 (Payment Charge Card Form).
 

Draw down accounts may be established with payments made by any of the means described above.

Seafarer’s Certification & Documentation (SCD) Department

The Seafarer's Certification and Documentation (SCD) Department at the Liberian Registry reviews, certifies and documents Officers and Ratings that sail aboard Liberian registered ships.
 

The SCD Department is also responsible for the following:

  • Rapid processing of Seafarer Identification and Record Books (SIRB), Special Qualification Certificates (SQC), and Officer Certificates;
  • Advising clients on special qualifications and endorsements necessary to ensure STCW compliance, in the most economical manner;
  • Reviewing and approving seafarer training schools and programs; and
  • Certifying authorized Liberian Filing Agents through the Filing Agent program.


The Department has pioneered safeguards to eliminate fraudulent applications for crew certification and to reduce the illegal duplication of crew documentation. The Department has also expanded its computer system to file and maintain electronic documents. SCD is consistently enhancing relations with maritime colleges and flag administrations, which helps to further combat fraud and speed up the documentation process.


The Seafarer’s Department has also introduced one of the Registry’s high-tech computerized systems for seafarer applications. This time and cost-saving electronic application system is known as SEA System – Seafarers Electronic Application System. It combines security with speed, easy access and reliability. Liberia’s SEA System is available 24/7, providing world access to seafarer applications and Certificate Receipt of Application (CRAs).
 


For additional information, please contact:

Captain David Muir, Senior Vice-President &
Department Head of Seafarer Certification & Documentation

22980 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 200
Dulles, VA  20166 USA

Tel:  +1 703 251 2417
Fax:  +1 703 790 5655
Email:  dmuir@liscr.com or seafarers@liscr.com

Training Center Approval

How to Apply for Liberian Training Center Approval

The process is a simple program consisting of a full-term document review. The first step entails a thorough review of the Administration and delivery of the training program.
 

Once the document review is successfully completed, a letter will be issued stating that the Administration has been awarded approval, which will be valid for five years.
 

The Registry may request an onsite review of the Administration’s training center at any time within the five year approval. As part of the onsite review, a demo station course will be observed and records will be verified, if requested.
 

In order to initiate the training center approval process, please submit the below listed information to Carl Drumgoole, Director of Training Programs Approval, cdrumgoo@liscr.com.


Please submit all files electronically.

  1. Name of the course;
  2. Complete name and address of the training center;
  3. Training center website;
  4. Email address of person to contact with inquiries concerning training and or each course;
  5. Full reference to code and regulation, scope, and objectives;
  6. Course material, including instructor and student guides and work books;
  7. Curriculum; material to be used (i.e., power point presentations, industry guides, videos, etc.; duration of the course; and course breakdown;
  8. CVs of the instructors; pictures of the classrooms and equipment;
  9. Method of record keeping; ISO certification, class certification and nation certification;
  10.  Audit results from the last external audit; and
  11.  Controlled self-assessment.


The approval process shall be completed on a cost recovery basis where the training center seeking approval shall meet the administrative cost including travel and per diem of the Liberian Registry representative making the required on site visit, if requested during the five year approval. The cost for most document reviews are $500, which is to be paid after the completion of the document review. The image training center’s course approval will be displayed on the Liberian Registry’s website.
 

Any additional follow-up in the five year period will be borne by the Liberian Registry.  Upon expiration of the next five-year period, the training center will bear the cost of the five-year renewal approval visit.


Liberian Controlled Self-Assessment (CSA)

The Liberian Controlled Self-Assessment (CSA) is a required to maintain accreditation. The CSA must be filled out annually, signed, and submitted to Carl Drumgoole, Director of Training Programs Approval, for the training center’s file. The CSA is part of the IMO/ISO approved process for service providers. Failure to complete a Controlled Self- Assessment may result in loss of Liberian Maritime Training Center approval. 
 

All official Liberian certificates are issued by the Liberian Registry’s Virginia office. The approved training center does not issue Liberian certificates.  Proof of training certificates issued by an approved training center will be recognized by the Liberia Registry for the purposes of seafarer certification, provided the seafarer holding the certificate meets all requirements as per RLM-118. All seafarers must possess a Liberian seafarer book in order to be eligible to obtain Liberian documentation.  All seafarers must pass the Liberian COC exam in order to be eligible to obtain a Liberian COC.


For additional information regarding the status of an Administration’s training center approval, or if you have questions regarding the Controlled Self-Assessment, please contact:

Mr. Carl Drumgoole, Director of Training Programs Approval
22980 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 200
Dulles, VA  20166 USA

Tel:  +1 703 251 2470
Fax:  +1 703 790 5655
E-mail:  cdrumgoo@liscr.com

Seafarer Search Tool

Note: At least 3 known criteria must be entered to yield results.

IMO White List

The IMO list is used to accept all ratings documents that have been submitted from these countries. To accept and recognize officer certificates, there must be a Memorandum of Understanding between the governments which outlines the agreement of whose documents are being recognized.
 

STCW 1978 (as amended) - The Manila Amendments

The provisions of the Manila Amendments will come into full effect on 01 January 2017. All seafarer documentation issued by the Liberian Registry will be required to comply with the provisions of the Manila Amendments.
 

Pursuant to STCW 1978, as amended, please note the following requirements:
 

A. To obtain a NEW STCW 1978, as amended Liberian officer’s endorsement, the following must be submitted:

  1. image RLM-105: Application for Officer’s Certificate of Competency
  2. New fee: US$275;
  3. 2 Pictures (1.75” x 1.75”);
  4. Current physical within the last 12 months;
  5. Copy of national passport;
  6. Copy of your STCW 1978, as amended national certificate;
  7. Copy of all seatime acquired within the last 5 years.


B: To renew based on a completion of STCW 1978, as amended, courses and a valid Liberian certificate (obtained by Liberian examination), the following will need to be submitted:

  1. image RLM-105: Application for Officer’s Certificate of Competency
  2. Upgrade Fee: US$275;
  3. 2 Pictures (1.75” x 1.75”);
  4. Current physical within the last 12 months;
  5. Copy of national passport;
  6. Copy of your STCW 1978, as amended, Liberian Certificate;
  7. Basic Training Course Completion Certificate obtained within the last 5 years;
  8. Advanced Firefighting Course Completion Certificate obtained within the last 5 years;
  9. Advanced First Aid Course Completion Certificate;
  10.  Survival Craft/Rescue Boat Course Completion Certificate obtained within the last 5 years;
  11.  Training Record Book.


Furthermore, Navigational Officers must also submit the following:

  1. GMDSS Certificate;
  2. Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) Course Completion Certificate;
  3. Bridge Resource Management Training Course Completion Certificate; and
  4. Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
  5. Medical Care Course Completion Certificate(required for Master and Chief Mate ONLY).


Furthermore, Engineering Officers must also submit the following:

  1. High Voltage Training Certificate;
  2. Engine Room Resource Management;
  3. ETO's must submit their training record book.


C: If you do not have a STCW 1978, as amended national certificate, you may be eligible to take the Liberian exam for the certification sought. Please see our Examination Guidelines for additional information.


For additional information, please contact:

Capt. David Muir, Senior Vice-President &
Department Head of Seafarer Certification & Documentation
22980 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 200
Dulles, VA  20166 USA

Tel:  +1 703 251 2417
Fax:  +1 703 790 5655
Email:  dmuir@liscr.com or seafarers@liscr.com

SEA System - Seafarer’s Electronic Application System

SEA System is a secure web-based application, designed specifically for submitting complete, well documented, STCW compliant seafarer applications. Documents include Officer Certificates, Seafarer Identification and Record Books (SIRB), Special Qualification Certificates, and Certificate of Receipt of Application (CRA).
 

 SEA System is a convenient and easy-to-use computer program by which authorized filing agents can submit applications for seafarer documents over a secured online host. This innovative program provides:
 

  • Significant cost-savings for authorized filing agents in shipping costs;
  • Instantaneous submission of seafarer credentials filed electronically by avoiding bulky paper applications;
  • Higher accuracy of issued documents;
  • Ability to access seafarer application history; and
  • A more efficient way to manage applications submitted for processing.


SEA System has saved our clients millions of dollars in courier expenses.

Feature Benefit
Accessibility Provides connectivity through any ISP anywhere in the world - simple to navigate;
Security Promotes e-Business securely and cost-effectively managing the expanding number of users, in a wide variety of roles, requesting access to information.
Flexibility 24/7 access; allows for multiple business model levels of use and authorization.
Scalability and Responsiveness Designed to be modified and remain current with IMO and port state requirements; automatically generates a requirements list of documents based on the submitted applications.
Affordability SEA System users need little training; no major hardware investment; SEA System is presently available for use, at no cost, by all authorized Liberian filing agents.
Minimizes capital outlay with prompt turnaround time as each step is monitored and measured; reduction in courier, mailing, and handling fees as the applications are delivered electronically to the Registry.
 


For additional information, please contact:

SEA System Support Desk
E-mail:  seasystemhelp@liscr.com

Seafarer FAQs      

License Exam Requirements

If employed onboard a Liberian flagged vessel, the costs of exams are $275 for the license and $275 for the exam. The applicant must also have a Liberian Seaman’s book; if they do not, they must pay $50 for the issuance of one.
 

The exam must be proctored by an authorized Liberian nautical inspector/auditor, regional Liberian Registry office, Liberian approved training center or Liberian approved proctor.
 

Liberian nautical inspectors/auditors can be found on the Inspector/Auditor page.
 

Please reference the image Liberian Approved Training Centers/Proctors List.
 

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