TESDA checklist of requirements for new seafarer ratings

Qualification Requirements

  • Have completed Seafarer Rating Course with two months shipboard training on board merchant vessel of 500 GT or 750 Kw and two months of which is associated with watchkeeping duties; or
  • Have six months sea service experience and two months of which is associated with watchkeeping; and
  • Medically/physically fit

Documentary Requirements

  1. Application form (properly filled-up)
  2. Three pieces picture in merchant marine uniform (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. Proof of experience issued by shipping company or manning and/or training certificate stating number of hours of training and title of the course (original copy), and accomplished Training Record Book (TRB) with record of on the job training
  6. Training experience certificates should jibe to the area applying for

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.