Class 1 CoC (Unlimited) and Master Mariners Able to Gain Chartered Status – IMarEST

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is supporting the professional development of seafarers by mapping Class One Certificates of Competency (unlimited) and Master Mariner Certificates to a Chartered Status qualification.

For individuals holding IMO white-listed certificates of competency, those with an unlimited Class 1 ticket and appropriate experience will be able to apply for Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng) registration and Master Mariners with suitable experience can obtain Chartered Marine Technologist (CMarTech) status.

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David Henderson, Professional Development Manager & Registrar for the IMarEST commented: “The IMarEST has been eager to recognise the professional experience, through life training and continuous professional development of seafarers and to allow for both seagoing engineering and deck officers to gain a level of professional recognition appropriate for their responsibilities and technical knowledge.”

The IMarEST, as a licenced body of the Engineering Council, is allowed to issue Engineering Registers, but also has its own Royal Charter allowing it to recognise and award Technology Registers to those who do not have an engineering background.

For more information on how to apply for membership and professional registration, please visit email or call the membership team on +44(0) 20 7382 2694.


The IMarEST is an international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. It is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of over 17,000 based in over 128 countries.

Working with the global marine community, the IMarEST promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.

The IMarEST has a growing network of Corporate Marine Partners who benefit from a tailored programme to support each global organisation’s specific requirements. Packages provide companies with a competitive edge by investing in staff and supporting Initial and Continuous Professional Development, supporting local, national, or international promotional programmes, providing specialised recruitment solutions, accrediting training courses, creating exclusive online networking and collaborative working, developing bespoke networking events and providing company employees with access to one of the largest online knowledge resources – the IMarEST’s extensive Virtual Library.

The IMarEST is a respected authority in every maritime country. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), observer status at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), and it has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining. It is a nominated and licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK), a member of the Science Council and has significant links with many other maritime organisations worldwide.

The IMarEST runs a series of industry leading and technically excellent events and conferences as well as publishing the internationally recognised publication, The Marine Professional.

For further information or media questions please contact:

Anshie Patel, Marketing and Communications Executive,IMarEST

Tel : +44 (0)20 7382 2656 Email

Jean Winfield, Jeanius Consulting Limited – Public Relations Consultants for IMarEST

Tel +44(0)1908 821175 Email

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