An STCW course from maritime training agency Rood Boven Groen is offered online for merchant navy and passenger ships in accordance with the requirements of the STCW convention.


STCW course; what is it?

The STCW course is approved by the Dutch government. In the Netherlands, this is done by the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate (NSI). The NSI is responsible for the control and supervision of maritime training providers. The guidelines under which the NSI operates were drawn up by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) at the STCW Convention, an international treaty on the minimum requirements that seafarers on professional and commercial ships must meet in terms of training, certification and watchkeeping. STCW stands for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping. The purpose of these regulations is to ensure the safety and health of all employees on board a ship.


Rood Boven Groen is the first training institute approved by the Dutch government to offer, among others, the Security Awareness training, which is approved under the Dutch flag (Regulations V1/6, paragraph 1,2 & 3 and section A-V1/6.4), fully online in an e-learning environment. There is a secure ID check built into the Security Awareness training that makes it possible to follow the online training anytime, anywhere.


Online STCW course from Rood Boven Groen

The online STCW course puts you in control. In your own environment and at a time and pace that suits your needs, you can acquire the theoretical knowledge, follow the course and take the exam online. An internet connection and a PC, laptop or I-pad are needed for the training. If you purchase multiple courses, it is also possible to follow the training offline.

The training fits easily around other work and personal commitments and can be tailored to your own training needs by spending more or less time on certain topics. The exam can be taken when you feel ready, increasing your chances of passing. You can feel good about taking an online because it has a smaller carbon footprint than location-based training.

Rood Boven Groen offers the following STCW courses online:

  • Security Awareness course for All Seafarers;
  • Security course for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties;
  • Company Security Officer course;
  • Security Awareness course for Port Facility Personnel;
  • Security Awareness for Port Facility Personnel with Designated Security Duties;
  • Passenger Ship Crowd Management course;
  • Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity course.


STCW course refresher from Rood Boven Groen

The STCW course offered by Rood Boven Groen does not necessarily need to be repeated after a number of years. However, there are shipping companies that do expect this from their personnel on board to keep all knowledge up to date and further develop their skills. We offer the following refresher courses as online.

  • Passenger Ship Crisis Management and Human Behaviour Refresher;
  • Passenger Safety Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity Refresher.


STCW course certificaat

The Dutch Shipping Inspectorate regularly publishes an overview of recognised maritime training courses. The overview of recognised training courses (approved training courses for seafarers) lists all recognised training courses for seafaring and fishing. Click here to see which flag states accept STCW certificates from Rood Boven Groen.


Expanding our STCW course offering

We are constantly expanding and developing the training we offer. Quality is of the utmost importance; training courses are developed by expert seafarers, for seafarers and are adapted, as necessary, to regulation changes.



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