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Suitable for those who hold: 
- a CoC issued by an IMO White List administration under STCW 1978/95 
- an equivalent pre-STCW 1978 CoC issued by a marine administration on the basis of examination 
- other qualifications (e.g. a DP certificate or VTS V-103) or experience as appropriate 
- a middle management position in the maritime industry ashore

Suitable for those in command of a commercial or naval ship or who hold another senior position at sea or ashore as described below:


Candidate must satisfy the Executive Board as to his/her qualifications, professional development and experience, and that he/she:

- Has held a Class 1 Master Mariner certificate of competency or military command qualification and have sailed in command of a sea-going vessel normally for a period of six months; or

- Has held an alternative command qualification and served in command of a vessel greater than 500 GT for a minimum period of one year; or

- Has served as a marine pilot for a period of not less than 5 years and be responsible for handling ships of over 150 metres in length; or

- Has served as a harbour Master for a period of not less than 3 years and holds a relevant graduate-level qualification; or

- Has held senior management positions ashore for a period of not less than 1 year, while holding a relevant post-graduate level qualification.  The role should be of equivalent standing to command at sea such as superintendent following service as a senior sea-going officer, or appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer or Head of Health and Safety typically responsible for a sizeable workforce.


Suitable for those with a rating / boat master qualification or who hold a non-management position ashore

For those in initial maritime training or education. Please do not apply for this category of membership unless you are a cadet or engaged in maritime study for the first time. The Nautical Institute may check the accuracy of the information you provide.

To re-apply for Nautical Institute membership please email the NI membership team at quoting your full name and either your date of birth or your previous membership number. Or you can call them on +44 (0)20 7928 1351 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (UK time) and they will be happy to help.