(NAR) VOL. 9 NO. 3 / JULY - SEPTEMBER 1998
2.1.1 The NTC shall issue the appropriate GMDSS certificates to radio personnel who has shown competence in the operation of GMDSS radiocommunication equipment and passed the appropriate written and/or practical examination conducted by this Commission.2.2 Examination System for GMDSS radiocommunication courses.
2.1.2 The certificate shall be valid for a period of not more than five (5) years per STCW Code unless sooner revoked/cancelled.
2.1.3 No application for renewal of a certificate shall be acted upon unless accompanied by a certificate of employment from a shipping company for at least one (1) year.
2.2.1 The NTC shall adopt an examination system that shall test the level of competence, knowledge, understanding and skills required under the STCW Code. Its examiners shall possess the following qualifications:2.3 Quality Standard System of RTS126.96.36.199 A registered Electronics and Communications Engineer (ECE).
188.8.131.52 Has attended local and/or international training on GMDSS
184.108.40.206 Has knowledge and understanding of the training programme and the specific objective of assessing the level of competence of seafarers concerning the operation of GMDSS equipment and facilities.
220.127.116.11 Has at least five (5) years experience in the regulatory implementation of SOLAS and STCW Convention of 1995 in the training and certification of radio personnel.
2.3.1 A duly accredited Radio Training School (RTS) offering GMDSS, radiocommunication courses shall be a holder of a valid radio station license (RSL) and certificate of recognition (COR) issued by NTC.
2.3.2 The RSL and COR shall be valid for a maximum period of five (5) years per STCW Codes unless sooner revoked/cancelled for cause by the NTC.
2.3.3 A training certificate submitted as proof of compliance with the requirements of the STCW Convention issued by an RTS, not duly accredited by the Commission, shall not be honored. It may subject the RTS to administrative sanctions by the NTC, without prejudice to the appropriate legal action by an applicant before the regular courts.
2.3.4 The NTC shall maintain a record of the RTS list of graduates who successfully passed the written examination conducted by this Commission.
2.3.5 The RTS who fails to maintain a 70% passing of NTC examinations of its graduates shall be temporarily suspended from offering GMDSS radiocommunication courses until the Commission has re-evaluated and the necessary corrective measures taken to improve the quality of teaching on said RTS.
2.3.6 The NTC shall monitor the performance of RTS to ensure that they meet the required standards of the STCW Code at all times.
2.3.7 The NTC shall regularly review and update the curriculum of GMDSS radiocommunication courses, as may be necessary, in line with IMO Model Courses in consultation with radio training schools to ensure effective implementation of the objectives of STCW-95 Convention.
2.3.8 The RTS shall establish and maintain documented procedures for identifying training needs and the training of their personnel performing activities affecting the quality of education and training services. Personnel or instructors performing specific tasks to be qualified on the basis of appropriate education, training and/or experience.