The trainees who successfully complete the programme are eligible to appear for the Certificate of Competency Officer-in-Charge of a Navigational Watch on ships of less than 500 GT (NCV) Examination conducted by the Directorate of Merchant Shipping, Sri Lanka.
Have an approved training of not less than 24 months duration, either pre-sea or on board ship, which includes a period of seagoing service of not less than 12 months duration on ships of 80 gross tonnage or more; or
approved seagoing service in the deck department of not less than 36 months duration, on ships of 80 gross tonnage or more;
Have credit passes for Mathematics, Science and English at GCE O/L or SSC(for Indian students) or equivalent and
Hold the Basic Safety Training Certificates;
Have performed, within the required seagoing service, bridge watch keeping. duties under the supervision of the Master or a qualified officer for not less than 6 months.
shall hold a letter of edibility issued by the DGMS