TESDA checklist of requirements for experienced seafarer ratings

Qualification Requirements

  • Have at least one (1) year sea service experience on board merchant vessel of 500 GT or 750 Kw and two (2) months of which is associated with watchkeeping duties; and
  • Medically/physically fit

Documentary Requirements

  1. Application form (properly filled up)
  2. Three pieces picture (passport size) with name written on the back
  3. Medical certificate in PEME form issued by DOH accredited clinic/hospital
  4. Valid Seafarer’s Identification Record Book (SIRB)
  5. Any of the following proof of sea service experience (with statement of duration of service, function, name and type of vessel and tonnage/engine propulsion):
  6. Certificate issued by shipping company or manning agency (original copy)
  7. Embarkation/disembarkation records reflected in the SIRB
  8. If application is by the manning agency, xerox copy of the service/job contract should be submitted with the application form

NOTE: Documents must be submitted in original and xerox copies. Manning agencies or employer/company can authenticate the xeroxed copies. The Assessment Center can also authenticate the xeroxed copies upon presentation of the originals.