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Certificate of Competence Seaman's book Personal dispensation

In order to operate safely, the crew of seagoing vessels must have personal documents such as a seaman’s book, a certificate of competence and a certificate of proficiency for service on tankers stating the function and/or authority to be performed. The certificate of competence and the certificate of proficiency shall be issued when the requirements of training, experience and physical fitness are met.

Express Service

When applying you can opt for our Express Service. The requested product will be issued no later than on the second business day after we receive your correctly completed application form and payment. In addition to the rate for the product, it is € 130.68 per requested Express Service (including 21% VAT and shipping by regular mail). Read all about this service on the Express Service shipping page.


The rates in the table below have been legally determined by the Dutch government in the Regeling tarieven transportsectoren (Dutch) and includes 21% VAT.

 Certificate of competence rating € 113,74
 Certificate of competence captain/officer € 170,61
 Seaman's book € 111,32
 Recognition of certificate of competence/certificate of proficiency (STCW-F) € 175,45
 Personal dispensation
 € 233,53


You can pay directly online via iDEAL and credit card (MasterCard or VISA). You can also pay via bank transfer afterwards after receiving your invoice. An application will always only be processed when it is complete and paid. 

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find more information via the Frequently Asked Questions.