STCW Endorsement (Original, Renewal, or Raise in Grade)
Based On Service or Training Started Before March 24, 2014
For an STCW endorsement based on service or training that was started before March 24, 2014:
Mariners may qualify for an endorsement under the previous regulations until December 31, 2016.
Mariners qualifying under 11.301(g)(3) must meet the additional training requirements specified in the regulations for the specific endorsement sought by December 31, 2016. If they do not provide evidence showing the completion of the additional requirements, they will receive an appropriate limitation on their endorsement. The limitation may note that the endorsement is not valid after December 31, 2016, or that it’s not valid for certain vessels and/or equipment after December 31, 2016.