Target group

Officers who are designated to provide medical first aid on board ship.


  • Training Certificate Basic Training
  • Valid medical certificate of fitness


According to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) the course consists of the following subjects:

  • Apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness
  • Toxicological hazards on board
  • Examination of casualty or patient
  • Basic life support
  • Treatment of burns, scalds
  • Fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries
  • Medical care of rescued persons
  • Radio medical advice
  • Pharmacology
  • Sterilization
  • Cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia
  • Transport of wounded persons and evacuation by helicopter

No. of Days

7 days


Php 4,610.00 which includes Reader/Hand-outs, Certificate of Completion, and Certified True Copy (CTC).

Start dates

Please refer to “Class Schedules” on our website or contact the NSTC office.


Upon completion of the course after passing a theoretical test and practical assessment a Certificate of Completion will be issued which can be converted into a Certificate of Proficiency at the Maritime Industry Authority.

STCW ref.

Table A-VI/2-1


During 5 consecutive years one must obtain 1 year seaservice, to retain certificate validity.


Please submit prior to the course:

1. Philippine Statistics Office (PSA) Authenticated Birth Certificate / Passport  / Any Gov’t. issued I.D.
2. One 1.5 x 1.5 latest latest colored picture with complete Name Tag
        * For Maritime Officer
            – sideboard with corresponding markings of bar on shoulder-board (with white undershirt)
        * For Maritime Non-Officer
            – with sideboard but no markings of bar on shoulder-board (with white undershirt)
        * For Non-Maritime 
            – white polo shirt with collar
3. Medical Examination Report for Seafarers / X-ray and ECG Result issued from a Medical Clinic Accredited by DOH 

Maximum number of participants per course is 24, minimum of 16 participants is required to run the course.