STCW online course offered by Rood Boven Groen according to STCW guidelines and approved by the Dutch government.


STCW online course; how do I make the right choice?

Have you ever considered an STCW online course? Online courses are a convenient and cost-effective solution – especially during the global corona pandemic. Choosing an STCW online course can be daunting, especially when there seem to be so many providers. Selecting an STCW-certified training institute is essential. Remember to check under which flag the training has been approved (click here to see the flags that accept Dutch certificates). When investing time and money in a certificate, make sure it is widely accepted. Once you have made a selection based on these criteria, you should then look at the experience the provider has in the STCW online course. At Rood Boven Groen all STCW online courses are developed by expert seafarers for seafarers.


STCW online course from Rood Boven Groen

The NSI is responsible for monitoring and supervising maritime training providers. With an STCW online Course certificate issued by Rood Boven Groen, you can sail on almost all ships. Rood Boven Groen is the first training agency approved by the Dutch government to offer STCW online courses.

Rood Boven Groen offers the following STCW online courses:

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


STCW online course; what are the benefits?

STCW online courses have several benefits

  1. Flexibility: Learning when and where it suits you is a big advantage of an STCW online course. Learning at your own pace and in your environment also increases productivity.
  2. Accessibility: long travel times and travelling back and forth are no longer an obstacle. You only need a laptop and an internet connection.
  3. Customisation: not everyone learns at the same pace. An STCW online course gives participants the opportunity to go through the material more quickly or more slowly.
  4. Time and cost saving: the time gained from an STCW online course can be spent on other things. Moreover, that train ticket or car journey costs money, which now stays in your wallet.
  5. International: the STCW online course is accessible worldwide.


Refresher STCW online course at Rood Boven Groen

The five-yearly repetition requirement for the STCW online course does not apply to the training courses offered by Rood Boven Groen. Although, there are shipping companies that do expect it from their personnel on board, to stay up to date with the course content and maintain skills. However, this can also be achieved in other ways.

We offer the following courses as online refreshers:

  • Passenger Ship Crisis Management and Human Behaviour Refresher
  • Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity Training Refresher


STCW online course certificate

The Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate (NSI) regularly publishes a current overview of recognised maritime training courses. The Overview of recognised training courses lists all recognised training courses for the shipping and fishing industries.


STCW online course expanded offering

Rood Boven Groen continues to develop new STCW online courses. Service level and quality are of high priority for Rood Boven Groen. The courses are created by expert seafarers for seafarers and are adjusted, where necessary when changes in policy or guidelines occur. We continuously improve the online courses in line with new insights and as a result of feedback from customers.



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