Rood Boven Groen (RBG) is on a mission to provide high-quality STCW online training  courses for maritime professionals. Join our network of resellers and secure an additional income stream for your business.

Want to become a reseller?

Do you have a large network in the maritime and offshore world, or customers who could benefit from our STCW training courses and would you like to contribute to this mission? This is possible! As an affiliate partner you can sell our (online) STCW training courses and receive a commission on every training sold.

How does it work?

Becoming a registered reseller is easy and requires no investment from your side. Fill in the online form below or contact a member of our friendly team and we’ll contact you so you can get started straight away. You will receive our reseller contract stating that as a reseller you will receive commission for each completed training.

Referral award

You can make a referral by sending your name, company name and the name of the seafarer to info@rood When the seafarer has completed the training, you will receive a referral reward from RBG. Becoming an STCW online training reseller adds value to your client offering, particularly for seafarers new to the industry.

The benefits of our STCW online training for seafarers

  • Approved STCW training and courses
  • Certificates registered under the Dutch flag are widely recognised. (View flags accepting Dutch certificates.)
  • STCW online courses developed in collaboration with Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate, based on the IMO Model Courses
  • Online courses are cost-effective; there is no travel cost or travel time.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, online courses are a convenient and practical solution.
  • The latest online techniques maximise participant engagement and the low data usage requirements means taking an online course on board is perfectly feasible. Some courses have a task book with practical exercises to reinforce learning on board.
  • Seafarers favour online courses because they can plan the work around other commitments.

Becoming a regular customer

Would you like to take our STCW training courses for multiple crew members? That is also possible! Regular customers benefit from many benefits:

  • Discount on all training courses;
  • Pay afterwards;
  • Possibility to purchase multiple training login codes;
  • Possibility to do a training offline;

How does it work?

Becoming a regular customer is easy and requires no investment on your part. If you are interested, please contact us and after consultation you will receive a ‘stock’ of login codes. Only the codes will be invoiced after completion of the relevant STCW courses. A scan of the certificate will be emailed to your office within 3 business days. Hard-copy certificates for our approved STCW training courses are sent by post once a week. In case of urgency, a certificate can also be sent earlier.

Get to know Team Rood Boven Groen

Rood Boven Groen is a small team of maritime professionals. Our own experiences at sea motivate us to support and guide other maritime professionals.

Compliance Management, STCW training courses and advice on crew matters

Through our Compliance Management, we translate maritime legislation, guidelines and standards in the field of safety, security, environment and quality into maritime practice. In addition we provide high-quality in-company training, classroom and online STCW training for companies and seafarers. We also advise and support on applications for maritime Certificates of Competency.


Finding a credible STCW training provider can be a minefield for seafarers, especially those new to the industry. Not all providers are transparent about their certified status, or which flags recognise their certificates. You can help seafarers by directing them to our website and this article in particular: What to consider when choosing an STCW training or course. 

All seafarers going on board vessels above 500 GT for the first time need to undertake security awareness training; those with security duties will need Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties. Depending on the type of vessel, Passenger Ship Crowd Management training may also be necessary. Experienced seafarers need to renew certain certificates every five years, which often requires refresher training. For more information about which certificates require refresher training, read our STCW news update.

                    STCW News Update

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