Navigation / A-License
Training for officers in charge of a navigational watch,
chief mates and ship masters on
merchant vessels of all sizes in all trade lanes, except fishing vessels.
State certified technician Navigational Officer
Designated period (A)
All courses normally commence mid-September every year
Further informationEntry requirements for officer and ship’s master training:
- • Realschulabschluss/Diploma attesting a level of secondary education (ISCED Level II),
- • Ship mechanic degree or
- • Seamen certification,
- • Maritime training according to national law (ship’s operation assistant/SBTA) and 12 months of seagoing service as assistant officer,
• Navy members with a minimum of 4 years of seagoing service and 3 moths of traineeship on a merchant vessel.
For further information or individual approval, see Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie - BSH, Hamburg