A certificate of competency issued by a competent authority in the European Economic Area (EEA) to a citizen of the EEA in accordance with the STCW Convention must be recognised. Trafi will issue an endorsement of recognition of the certificate of competency to an applicant on written application.
Trafi can also grant a holder of a certificate of competency issued by a party other than a competent authority in the EEA and meeting the requirements of the STCW Convention permission to serve in a certain capacity on board a Finnish ship.
The following must be enclosed in the written application:
Trafi will issue an endorsement of recognition of the certificate of competency, which will state its period of validity.
Send your application and its enclosures to: