Seafarer’s Certification & Documentation (SCD) Department

The Seafarer's Certification and Documentation (SCD) Department at the Liberian Registry reviews, certifies and documents Officers and Ratings that sail aboard Liberian registered ships.

The SCD Department is also responsible for the following:

  • Rapid processing of Seafarer Identification and Record Books (SIRB), Special Qualification Certificates (SQC), and Officer Certificates;
  • Advising clients on special qualifications and endorsements necessary to ensure STCW compliance, in the most economical manner;
  • Reviewing and approving seafarer training schools and programs; and
  • Certifying authorized Liberian Filing Agents through the Filing Agent program.

The Department has pioneered safeguards to eliminate fraudulent applications for crew certification and to reduce the illegal duplication of crew documentation. The Department has also expanded its computer system to file and maintain electronic documents. SCD is consistently enhancing relations with maritime colleges and flag administrations, which helps to further combat fraud and speed up the documentation process.

The Seafarer’s Department has also introduced one of the Registry’s high-tech computerized systems for seafarer applications. This time and cost-saving electronic application system is known as SEA System – Seafarers Electronic Application System. It combines security with speed, easy access and reliability. Liberia’s SEA System is available 24/7, providing world access to seafarer applications and Certificate Receipt of Application (CRAs).

For additional information, please contact:

Seafarer Certification & Documentation
22980 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 200
Dulles, VA  20166 USA

Tel:  +1 703 251 2417
Fax:  +1 703 790 5655

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