Form: How to apply for a certificate of equivalent competency

Maritime Coastguard Agency

February 28
17:52 2020

Application for a UK certificate of equivalent competency MSF 4203

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It is important that the guidance notes and instructions on pages 6 and 7 are read when completing the application.

Please provide an email address in block capitals for us to inform you that we have received your application.

Applications for CECs can be submitted by individuals or companies, but you must sign the form yourself.

The MCA is unable to provide a counter service.

Published 25 March 2014
Last updated 28 February 2020 +show all updates
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