Chieftain Accreditations & Approvals

Chieftain Training is accredited by several external bodies and we are audited/inspected by several national organisations.

Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

The RYA is the governing body for power-boating, sailing and PWC in the UK. They manage the most globally recognised training scheme for skippers and crew. We are recognised by the RYA to deliver their full range of shore-based, PWC and Powerboat Training and online Interactive courses. Our crew includes several RYA Trainers who have been appointed to deliver RYA Instructor training on behalf of the RYA and several RYA Examiners who have also been appointed by the RYA.

IMO Standards of Training Certification & Watch-keeping (STCW)

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has 174 members states (countries) and it sets the global standard for STCW training for seafarers. In the UK the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) interpret that standard and the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) carry our the actual approval inspections. We are approved by the MCA to deliver various STCW safety training and we use other approved providers for certain specialist STCW courses.

Association of Marine Electronic and Radio Colleges (AMERC)

The Maritime Coastguard Agency delegates the administration of Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) courses and exams to AMERC. AMERC is responsible for the approval and ongoing accreditation of GMDSS training and exam centres. AMERC manage four courses and the corresponding exams. We are approved as both an Approved Exam Venue and an Exam Co-ordination Centre for;

Our crew includes seven GMDSS Examiners who have been appointed by AMERC to conduct GMDSS exams on their behalf.

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

Our Food Safety Courses are accredited by the CIEH. This ensures our courses and certificates comply with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and are therefore accepted by the MCA for those involved with food preparation on commercial vessels. Three of our  crew are CIEH Instructors.

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