Total Package Amount : Rs. 30900/-

CourseEligibilityDetailsDocuments Required

Assessment, Examination and Certification of Seafarers (AECS)

Every candidate qualified to conduct assessments and examinations of seafarers for certificates of competency issued in accordance of the STCW convention, 1978, as amended should possess a certificate of competency no lower than the certificate or qualification, which he/she is to examine and certify on behalf of the Directorate General of Shipping.

Shall hold a Certificate of Competency, issued by the Govt of India or equivalent, either as Master (FG) / MEO Class I (FG) / ETO /GMDSS (GOC) And Hold a certificate for "Training Course for Trainers and Assessors"(TOTA).

Have Fluency (both spoken and written) in the language in which the course will be conducted.

Non-Indian Participants need to hold a Student Visa to India to undergo the course.

AECS - Assessment, Examination, and Certification of Seafarers (AECS) is applicable for all internal and external examiners including Surveyors from Classification societies, Internal Auditors, Course in-charge and faculty responsible for assessment and examination for any maritime course of an MTI.

The batch is subject to having at least 12 participants in the batch

Dress Code : Collarless T.Shirts, Shorts, Sandals, Bathroom slippers are not permitted for Physical Classes

D. G. Shipping mandates a minimum batch strength of 25%. In the event that the number of participants in the course reduces due to withdrawals, causing the batch strength to fall below 25% of the batch capacity, the course would be postponed without any additional charges.

  • INDoS

As per DGS Order 20 of 2020, Successful Completion of E-Learning Modules through the DGS website is mandatory to get Digital Certificate for all DG approved Courses. However, Elearning can be completed prior or after the Virtual Classes.

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Vertical Integration Course For Trainers (Earlier TOTA)[VICT]

  • This course is designed for individuals who wish to teach at any D.G. Shipping Approved Institute.
  • Trainers wishing to deliver training in the competence standards required by the STCW Convention and Code should already have the necessary technical knowledge and be qualified for the task for which training is to be conducted. It is assumed that the course trainees are appropriately qualified in the technical aspects of their subjects.
  • The technical qualification required for conducting DG-approved courses is mentioned in the individual course guidelines General guidance of faculty requirements is given in DGS Order 5 of 2016
  • Non-Indian Participants need to hold a Student Visa to India to undergo the course.

VICT - Vertical Integration Course for Trainers (VICT) is applicable for the Principal, Vice-principal, all the faculty members (permanent and visiting), and instructors of a maritime training institute.

Formerly named "Training for Trainers and Assessors" (TOTA). This Course is mandatory prior to teaching as per the latest DGS circular.

Participants are requested to bring their laptops for the course activities

Dress Code: Collarless T.Shirts, Shorts, Sandals, and Bathroom slippers are not permitted for Physical Classes

D. G. Shipping mandates a minimum batch strength of 25%. In the event that the number of participants in the course reduces due to withdrawals, causing the batch strength to fall below 25% of the batch capacity, the course would be postponed without any additional charges.

  • INDoS

As per DGS Order 20 of 2020, Successful Completion of E-Learning Modules through the DGS website is mandatory to get Digital Certificate for all DG-approved Courses. However, Elearning can be completed prior or after the Virtual Classes.

Find the detailed guide to DG Shipping 3 Tier System Click here


Available Dates


Course NameDatesLocation/ModeTiming
AECS_O22 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024TIDAL PARK, CHENNAI - Physical class only7.00 to 13.45