As a ship owner or agent, you can read about the procedure for application of Certificate of Recognition.
We request a fee of DKK 500 for certificates.
At the moment, we need an average of five days to consider applications, but you should always remember to apply well in advance.
Requirements of the seafarer
- All foreign officers must hold a certificate of recognition; ratings are not required to have a certificate of recognition.
- All seafarers must have a medical certificate, from a country that has implemented the STCW convention and ratified the MLC.
- Senior officers must have completed a Danish maritime law course.
- Masters must have completed a Danish maritime law course for masters.
The Danish Maritime Authority can issue a CRA (confirmed receipt of application), which is a temporary certificate valid for up to three months. CRAs are issued only upon request following the filing of an application. CRAs are not issued to masters.
Foreign ship's cooks from an EU/EEA country
Ship cooks from other EU/EEA countries are approved on the basis of their ship cook certificate from their own country.
Foreign ship cooks outside the EU/EEA
Ship cooks from countries outside the EU/EEA must be approved by the ship owner first by means of a so-called "48/24 declaration", which confirms that seafarer have completed 48 months' apprenticeship as a ship cook, 24 months of which in seagoing service.
The Danish Maritime Authority has approved the following educational institution for the training/education of ship cooks for Danish ships.
- Catering Academy, OSM Maritime Services, INC.
Rules and Regulations
- Order on the recognition of foreign certificates for service on merchant ships and training in Danish maritime legislation - IN DANISH
- Order on the recognition of foreign certificates for service on merchant ships and training in Danish maritime legislation - IN ENGLISH - Only the Danish document has legal validity