Steps for Certification

The Certification Department at the Panama Maritime Authority is in charge of the review, certifies and issuance of the technical documentations requires for Officers and Ratings that work aboard Panama Flag vessels.

The Certification Department is also responsible to:

  • Advise clients on special qualifications and endorsement requires to ensure the strict compliance of the STCW´78 as amended.
  • Eliminate fraudulent applications for crew certification and to reduce the illegal duplication of crew documentation.
  • Evaluate and process the applications of seafarer’s documentation in compliance with the National provisions and the STCW´78 as amended

The General Directorate of Seafarers has implemented the Seafarer’s Automated Application System (SAA) specifically designed to submit complete and well documented STCW compliant seafarer’s application. This tool allows greater operational flexibility for shipmanagers and shipoweners in saving time, money and personnel resource.

For additional information, please contact:

Certification Department

Documents Revision and Handling per Service

USD10,00 per document

Streamlining for process that does not qualify as urgent

USD100,00 (from 18th September 2017)

Verification of each course for COC endorsement, if the issuing center is not recognized by AMP

USD50,00 (from 18th September 2017)