The course is mandatory for officers, gaining the maritime competency on a management level
The teaching syllabus is developed in accordance with the relevant national standard of Executive Agency Maritime Administration, and is dully approved by them.
The course is designed for theoretical and practical training of persons, who will apply for the acquisition of the competence in the management level, : "Master on vessel over 3,000 GT ," Master on vessel of 500 up to 3,000 GT"", "Chief officer on vessel over 3000 GT "," Chief officer on vessel of 500 up to 3000 GT .
The course is required under Art. 36, item 1, letter "d" Art. 36, item 2, letter "e", Art. 36, item 5, letter "e" and Art. 36, item 6 letter "e" of Ordinance № 6 on the Competence of seafarers in the Republic of Bulgaria, as amended.
The trainees must hold a certificate of "Watch-keeping officer on a vessel over 500 GT" or higher.
1. The course participants , holding a competence "Chief officer on vessel over 3000 GT " or " Chief officer on vessel of 500 up to 3000 GT” , shall be exempted from passing the function "Cargo handling and stowage" of this Program.
2. The course participants who apply for the competence “Master on vessel of 500 up to 3,000 GT" with seagoing experience only as watchkeeping officer and as a Chief officer on vessel of 500 up to 3000 GT have to solve a Cargo plan task for ship up to 3000 GT , at the course practical examination.
Successful trainees receive from BMTC a Certificate for attendance, which is an admission to examination before the E.A. "Maritime Administration" to acquire a higher maritime professional competence. The validity of the above Certificate is five years.