STCW Refresher Courses

Course Aim:

The STCW code requires that every five years seafarers must provide evidence that they have maintained the skills developed during their basic training. The two main areas that the code focusses on are the Personal Survival Techniques (PST) and the Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF).

Certain elements can be completed through on-board drills and exercises and a signed sea service letter confirming that you have undertaken these drills will be accepted as evidence.


Some elements must be done at a training facility and that is where FETS refresher courses fill that requirement.

For those working on ships that require Crowd Management Training (CMT) that must also be refreshed every five years or proof of maintaining the standard be supplied.

Course Content:

  • PST (one day): A combination of a theory recap and practical evolutions.
  • FPFF (two days): Again it is a combination of theory recap and practical scenarios. Although longer than other training providers courses we have found the most benefit is gained by having a two day course. (For further info feel free to contact the FETS team).
  • CMT (1/2 day): A quick theory recap and practical scenarios.


This training meets the requirements of STCW code and a refresher certificate will be issued on successful completion.


This course is accredited by Maritime New Zealand