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  • Writer's pictureNate Gilman

Who can sign my STCW as a QA?

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

Your STCW may be signed by any mariner who has the level of endorsement, or other professional credential, which provides proof that he or she has attained a level of experience and qualification equal or superior to the relevant level of knowledge, skills, and abilities to be assessed or a Qualified Assessor (QA). This is approved until Dec. 31, 2023.

How long is the assessment valid?

These assessments must be submitted to the Coast Guard as part of a complete application no later than June 30, 2024.

What about military personnel?

Qualified military personnel need not be approved QAs and may continue to sign assessments after December 31, 2023.

Does this mean I don't have to take a refresher course?

No. You still have to take any refresher courses needed for the endorsement. The question of who can sign an assessment only applies to the assessment portion of the checklist.

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