Implementation status

ERC/REC 31-06

ERC Recommendation of 1999 on the harmonised content of certificates issued by administrations for the GOC and ROC to facilitate the mutual recognition of these certificates

Implementation Summary
Yes 19
Yes Partly 2
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 0
See remarks 2
No 7
No info 16
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania No info
Andorra No info
Austria Yes 01-09-2009
Azerbaijan No info
Belgium Yes 01-09-2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina No info
Bulgaria Yes 01-09-2009 Certificates are issued by maritime authority. In practice maritime administration implements all recommendations
Croatia Yes 01-09-2009
Cyprus No info
Czech Republic Yes 27-10-2015
Denmark Yes 01-09-2009 Implementation by Danish Maritime Authority
Estonia Yes 23-01-2014
Finland Yes 01-09-2009
France No info
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 23-08-2010
Greece No info
Hungary No 09-03-2023 In Hungary there is no possibility to take GOC/ROC exam and getting GOC/ROC certificate.
Iceland Yes 13-09-2011
Ireland Yes 04-03-2014
Italy Yes 13-03-2015
Latvia No 01-09-2009
Liechtenstein See remarks 13-10-2022 Liechtenstein does not have an officially recognised institution for training GOC candidates.
Lithuania No 24-01-2014
Luxembourg Yes 04-03-2014 Through reference in Luxembourg's national table of frequency allocations
Malta Yes 01-09-2009
Moldova No info
Monaco No info
Montenegro No 21-03-2023
Netherlands Yes 01-09-2009
North Macedonia No 13-03-2023
Norway Yes 20-10-2015 Mainly
Poland Yes Partly 24-08-2018 Issued certificates refer to RR Art. 47 and Regulation IV of the STCW 78/95 but do not refer to ERC/DEC/(99)01 and do not contain a statement reminding holders that they are under an obligation to preserve the secrecy of correspondence
Portugal No info
Romania Yes 01-09-2009
San Marino No info
Serbia No 31-01-2022
Slovak Republic No info
Slovenia Yes 01-09-2009 NTFA
Spain No info
Sweden Yes 01-09-2009 Certificates are issued by maritime authority
Switzerland See remarks 13-06-2018 Switzerland has no official regogised institution to educate GOC candidates. Further, OFCOM Switzerland takes no GOC exams.
Türkiye No 28-10-2015
Ukraine No info
United Kingdom Yes Partly 08-12-2021 ROC - the harmonised content is implemented. GOC - the harmonised content is not implemented, it will be implemented for the next batch of certificates. Maritime operator certification under the GMDSS and STCW convention is a matter for the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA –
Vatican City No info