Implementation status

ERC/DEC/(99)01

ERC Decision of 10 March 1999 on the harmonised examination syllabi for the General Operator's Certificate (GOC) and the Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC), amended on 3 July 2015

Implementation Summary
Yes 26
Yes Partly 0
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 2
See remarks 3
No 3
No info 14
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania Under study 21-06-2016
Andorra No info
Austria Yes 21-06-2016
Azerbaijan No info
Belarus No 13-06-2018 Belarus is not connected to the sea - no implementation
Belgium Yes 05-07-2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina No 21-06-2016
Bulgaria No info
Croatia No info
Cyprus Yes 21-06-2016 STCW convention and corresponding IMO model courses implemented
Czech Republic Yes 21-06-2016
Denmark Yes 19-06-2018
Estonia Yes 21-06-2016
Finland Yes 21-06-2016
France Yes 01-05-2017
Georgia No info
Germany No info
Greece Yes 21-06-2016
Hungary Yes 21-06-2016
Iceland Yes 01-01-2017
Ireland Yes 21-06-2016
Italy Yes 21-06-2016
Latvia Yes 21-06-2016 STCW convention and corresponding IMO model courses implemented
Liechtenstein See remarks 13-06-2018 Switzerland/Liechtenstein has no official regogised institution to educate GOC candidates. Further, OFCOM Switzerland takes no GOC exams.
Lithuania Yes 21-06-2016 STCW convention and corresponding IMO model courses implemented
Luxembourg Yes 21-06-2016
Macedonia (FYROM) No info
Malta Yes 21-06-2016
Moldova No 13-06-2018 Moldova is not connected to the sea - no implementation
Monaco No info
Montenegro No info
Netherlands Yes 21-06-2016
Norway Yes 21-06-2016
Poland Yes 18-07-2018
Portugal Under study 21-06-2016 Portugal intends to implement this Decision partially, because at the moment the Portuguese Administration is not in a condition to implement Decides 1 b), which refers to ROC certificate. However a full implementation of this Decision in the future is envisaged.
Romania Yes 21-06-2016
Russian Federation Yes 21-06-2016 STCW convention and corresponding IMO model courses implemented
San Marino No info
Serbia No info
Slovak Republic See remarks 24-07-2018 The Slovak Republic as a country with no requests to issue GOC/ROC certificate did not implement the ERC Decision (99)01. In accordance with the GMDSS, we require a training for GOC/ROC certificates in a training centre recognised by IMO to ensure that the personnel of ship stations and ship earth stations are adequately qualified to enable efficient operations on station. This requirement is defined by the law.
Slovenia Yes 21-06-2016
Spain Yes 14-06-2018
Sweden Yes 01-01-2017
Switzerland See remarks 13-06-2018 Switzerland/Liechtenstein has no official regogised institution to educate GOC candidates. Further, OFCOM Switzerland takes no GOC exams.
Turkey No info
Ukraine No info
United Kingdom Yes 21-06-2016
Vatican City No info