Accreditation Standard

Accreditation is given for both the Basic Stability course, the Advanced Stability course and the full motion simulator course.


When a training centre applies for accreditation, it must submit all required materials for both basic and advanced courses. Together these elements provide the theory elements of the course.


Where a centre has a simulator to support the delivery and assessment of the course this may be used, upon Nautical Institute validation, to complement the sea time experience and provide the practical elements of the course including Emergency Situation Training. To ensure consistency of understanding these three elements are known as:


  • Theory Part 1 – Basic Theory
  • Part 2 – Advanced
  • Practical Training – Simulator


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