Marine Officer

Marine Deck Officer refers to a duly registered, certified and licensed master mariner, chief mate and officer-in-charge of a navigational watch. Marine Engineer Officer refers to a duly registered, certified and licensed chief engineer, second engineer, and officer-in-charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine-room, and coastal engineer.

Boards are the Professional Regulatory Board of Marine Deck Officers and the Professional Regulatory Board of Marine Engineer Officers.

A written licensure examination is required to be undergone and passed by all applicants for registration for the practice of the Maritime Profession.

Applicants for board examination shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board the following:
a. He is a citizen of the Philippines.
b. He is of good moral character.
c. He has met standards of medical fitness, particularly with good eyesight and hearing as certified by a Department of Health accredited medical institution conducting physical and medical examinations for seafarers.
d. In the case of Marine Deck Officer / Marin Engineer Officer
1. He must be a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Maritime Transportation or;
2. He must be a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering in a school, academy, institute, college or university duly recognized by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education.
e. For an applicant taking the examination other than that for the Marine Deck Officer / Marine Engineer Officer, he must have completed a course approved by the appropriate government agency, as defined in the rules and regulations implementing Republic Act No. 8544.

Scope of Marine Deck Officer / Marine Engineer Officer Board Examination

The examination shall consists, among others, the following:
1. navigation
2. cargo handling and stowage;
3. controlling the operation of the ship and care for the persons on-board
4. marine engineering
5. electrical, electronic and control engineering
6. maintenance and repair
7. radio communications at the following levels of responsibility:
a. management level
b. operation level

Oath of Profession

All successful examinees shall be required to take a professional oath before the Board of Marine Deck Officers / Board of Marine Engineer Officers or any government official authorized to administer oaths, before practicing as a Maritime Professional.