GMDSS AIS Surveyor course

Duration:                  4 days (9 consecutive days including the 5-day GOC course option)

Price:                         € 2.000/ delegate (€ 3.000 when including the 5-day course option)*note

Validity:                    5 years

Standard:                  DNV-GL ST-0008/ CP-0484 & IMO COMSAR/Circ.


Language:                 English

Entry requirements: Valid General Operator Certificate (GOC) or

                                    equivalent (e.g. FCC)

Place:                         MARTEC Skagen, Kuttervej 13, 9990 Skagen,


Conditions:                MARTEC Standard Terms & Conditions prevail.

Delegate Limits:       Min. 4 and Max. 8 delegates

Optional:                    Hotel and transportation services at separate charge


*note includes DK VAT (25%). 10 % Early Bird rebate - when booked 60 days prior to course start date


The objective of this training is to ensure companies engaged in delivering GMDSS related services on vessels, have qualified personnel to perform inspection and testing of radio equipment, installations and automatic identification systems (AIS), according to international, flag state and class societies standards (SOLAS chapter IV).

To qualify as a surveyor certified to conduct GMDSS/AIS Surveys onboard vessels and offshore installations, all radio surveyors are to have pre-qualifications as:


  • Holder of a valid General Operator Certificate of Competence (GOC).
  • Be part of a company, certified to conduct GMDSS/AIS Surveys
  • When required by flag states - certification from a training provider approved by a classification society.


Relevant for:

The course targets both new and experienced radio surveyors performing yearly technical inspections of GMDSS/AIS installations. Delegates obtains a certificate issued by MARTEC as a classification society (here DNV GL) approved training provider. The content is targeting the requirement for class-approved training as and when required by flag state.


Purpose of the course

This course provides the delegate with in-depth insight in international standards covering GMDSS/AIS Surveys.

It is the purpose to cover requirements for certification as described in IMO COMSAR/Circ. 32 - Harmonization of GMDSS Requirements for SOLAS Radio installations as well as UZ 17- Procedural requirements for Service Suppliers.

Training is in accordance to DNV-GL ST-0008 learning standards and DNV-GL CP-0484 using the DNV-GL issued standard GMDSS Survey Reports and user instructions, covering EPIRP, AIS and GMDSS equipment.

Further the course includes training in how to perform survey tests when using approved test equipment e.g. Danphone Futronic MKII and similar. Delegates are most welcome to bring own test equipment to the course.


To qualify for the training course it is required to be a documented holder of a valid GOC or equivalent.


Not compliant with a valid GOC? - Get certified in 5 days

Should your GOC or equivalent have expired (5 years validity), MARTEC offers a fast-track opportunity to become compliant to the requirement for a valid GOC, enabling enrolment in the GMDSS/AIS Surveyor course.

When you sign-up as a GMDSS/AIS Surveyor delegate, you have the option to add 5 intensive days, just prior to initiating the GMDSS/AIS Surveyor course. This requires prior GOC certificate (expired) or equivalent, pre-study and passing a test, as well as your dedicated focus during the course, will be required for the intensive ad-on module.


To have a GOC Certificate issued, each delegate have to apply through the Danish Maritime Authorities (DMA) at a fee of DKK 500, not part of the course fee. Link to DMA


Please contact us if you have questions and/or wish book for participation in the 5-day GOC course.



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