Certification fees and charges

Find current seafarer certification fees, other related certification charges and how you can pay them.

Current seafarer certification fees

  • These fees are effective from 1 July 2017.
  • All charges are in New Zealand currency and include goods and services tax (GST).
Applying for certificates / endorsements Fee
[with pre-assessment]
Fee
[without pre-assessment]
Masters and mates
Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) $995
Skipper Restricted Limits endorsed <24M $995
Skipper Coastal / Offshore (SCO) $541 $884
Skipper Fishing Vessel – Unlimited (SFV-U) $467 $774
Skipper Fishing Vessel – Limited (SFV) $467 $774
Mate Fishing Vessel – Limited (MFV) $625 $995
Mate Fishing Vessel – Unlimited (MFV-U) $625 $995
Master $625 $995
Master on Ships less than 3000 gross tonnes (Master <3000GT) $625 $995
Master on Ships less than 500 gross tonnes (Master <500GT) $541 $884
Master on Ships less than 500 gross tonnes in the near coastal area (Master <500GT NC) $541 $884
Chief Mate $625 $995
Chief Mate on ships less than 3000 gross tonnes (Chief mate <3000GT) $467 $774
Master Yacht $541 $884
Master Yacht less than 500GT (Master Yacht <500GT) $541 $884
Master Yacht less than 24 metres (Master Yacht <24M) $541 $884
Chief Mate Yacht $625 $995
Marine engineers
Electro-technical Officer (ETO) $541 $884
Able Seafarer Engine (AB Engine) $541 $884
Marine Engineer Class 1 (MEC 1) $625 $995
Marine Engineer Class 2 (MEC 2) $625 $995
Marine Engineer Class 2 on ships less than 3000kW (MEC 2 <3000kW) $510 $884
Marine Engineer Class 2 endorsed as Chief Engineer (MEC 2 ECE) $541 $884
Marine Engineer Class 3 (MEC 3) $710 $1,105
Marine Engineer Class 4 (MEC 4) $541 $884
Marine Engineer Class 5 (MEC 5) $541 $884
Marine Engineer Class 6 (MEC 6) $541 $884
Deck and ratings
Able Seafarer Deck (AB Deck) $625 $995
Electro-Technical Rating (ETR) $625 $995
Deck Watch Rating (DWR) $625 $995
Engine Room Watch Rating (EWR) $625 $995
Integrated Rating (IR) $541 $884
Advanced Deckhand - Fishing (ADH-F) $625 $884
Qualified Deck Crew (QDC) $774
Watchkeeper Deck $710 $1,105
Watchkeeper Deck on ships less than 500 gross tonnes in the near-coastal area (Watchkeeper Deck <500GT NC) $625 $995
Endorsements and other certificates
National endorsements $486
Basic Tanker / Advanced Tanker $486
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) radio operator $663
Radio Officer $663
Pilot license $663
Pilot exemption certificate $663
Specified activity endorsement Hourly rate $218
Other services Fee
[with pre-assessment]
Fee
[without pre-assessment]
Recognition of foreign certificates
Foreign certificate recognition (under MOU) $467 $774
Foreign certificate recognition (outside MOU) $625 $995
Transitions
Transition of national certificate of proficiency or competency $372
Transition of STCW certificate of competency or proficiency $592
Other services
Renewal of national certificates and endorsements $486
Renewal of STCW certificate of competency or proficiency $774
Renewal of STCW-F certificate of competency or proficiency $486
Renewal of STCW endorsement or GMDSS certificate $486
Replacement certificates and licences $486
Pre-assessment service $398
Foreign qualification acceptance for reduction in sea service for MEC 3 $111

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