Specified activity endorsement

Find information for the specified activity endorsement, including how to apply and pay for your endorsement, and where to find more help.

If you hold a Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) or a ring-fenced certificate, a specified activity endorsement may be granted.

With this endorsement, you can operate beyond restricted limits up to 100 nautical miles (NM) from the coast, for the purpose of conducting a specified activity.


To get this endorsement, you need to prove that you meet all of the requirements. In summary, you need to:

  • gain extra knowledge competencies
  • hold a current Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) certificate or a valid ring-fenced certificate
  • hold a current Maritime General Radiotelephone Operator (MGROC) certificate
  • have the required ancillary certificates
  • pass MNZ’s final oral exam.

Each of these requirements and how to prove that you meet them is explained in the full guideline below.

Specified activity endorsement[PDF: 161Kb, 10 pages]


The application fee for this certificate is $368, which includes goods and services tax (GST)

Application process

This is the application process for this certificate of competency.

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