Certification fees and charges

Find current seafarer certification fees, other related certification charges and how you can pay them.

Current seafarer certification fees

  • These fees are effective from 1 July 2019.
  • All charges are in New Zealand currency and include goods and services tax (GST).

Certificates of proficiency or competency and all endorsements

Applying for certificates / endorsements Fixed fee
$368
All national Certificates of proficiency
This includes the following:
  • Qualified Deck Crew
 
All national Certificates of competency
This includes the following:
  • Skipper Restricted Limits
  • Skipper Coastal / Offshore
  • Master Yacht less than 24 metres
  • Marine Engineer Class 6
  • Marine Engineer Class 5
  • Marine Engineer Class 5 steam
  • Marine Engineer Class 5 motor and steam
  • Marine Engineer Class 4
 
All STCW (including STCW-F) certificates of proficiency
This includes the following:
  • Deck Watch Rating
  • Engine Room Watch Rating
  • Able Seafarer Deck
  • Able Seafarer Engine
  • Electro-Technical Rating
  • Integrated Rating
  • Advanced Deckhand - Fishing
 
All STCW (including STCW-F) certificates of competency

This includes the following:

  • Watchkeeper Deck
  • Watchkeeper Deck of ships less than 500 gross tonnage in near-coastal area
  • Chief Mate on ships less than 3000 gross tonnage
  • Chief Mate
  • Master on Ships less than 500 gross tonnage in the near coastal area
  • Master on Ships less than 500 gross tonnage
  • Master on Ships less than 3000 gross tonnage
  • Master
  • Chief Mate Yacht
  • Master Yacht less than 500 gross tonnage
  • Master Yacht
  • Electro-technical Officer
  • Marine Engineer Class 3
  • Marine Engineer Class 2 on ships less than 3000KW
  • Marine Engineer Class 2
  • Marine engineer class 2 endorsed chief engineer
  • Marine Engineer Class 1
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) radio operator
  • Radio Officer
  • Mate Fishing Vessel – limited
  • Mate Fishing Vessel – unlimited
  • Skipper Fishing Vessel –limited
  • Skipper Fishing Vessel – unlimited
 

Endorsements on certificates of proficiency or competency

Applying for certificates / endorsements Fixed fee
$368
All national endorsements
This includes the following:
  • Passenger endorsement
  • Cook Strait endorsement
  • Less than 24m endorsement
  • Less than 500 gross tonnage endorsement
  • 500 – 3000 gross tonnage endorsement
  • Square-rigged endorsement
  • High-speed vessel endorsement
  • Steam endorsement
  • Specified Activity endorsement
All STCW endorsements
This includes the following:
  • Basic Tanker
  • Advanced Tanker
  • Basic Polar Water Code
  • Advanced Polar Water Code
  • Advanced IGF Ship
  • Basic IGF Ship
Other certificates 
Pilot  licence
Pilotage exemption certificate
Other services Fixed fee Hourly rate
$245
Recognition of foreign certificates
Foreign certificate recognition (under MOU) $368
Foreign certificate recognition (outside MOU) $368
Recognition of non-New Zealand certification/qualification not otherwise provided for
Ships Cooks Letter of Confirmation $245
Transitions
National certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency transition $368
STCW or STCW-F certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency transition $368
Renewal or Replacement
National certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency renewal $368
STCW certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency renewal $368
STCW-F certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency renewal $368
STCW or STCW-F endorsement renewal $368
National endorsement renewal $368
Replacement certificates and licences - Seafarer $245

The renewal fee does not apply to these endorsements
• Less than 24m endorsement
• Less than 500 gross tonnage endorsement

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