Engineroom Resource Management – GAP Assessment
STCW Gap-Closing Requirements
The regulatory changes that became effective on March 24, 2014, require additional training and/or
assessments for certain Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) endorsements.
These “gap-closing” requirements must be met by mariners who hold STCW endorsements issued under the previous regulatory requirements. Mariners who submit applications without evidence of meeting gap closing may have their STCW endorsements limited to “Not valid after 31 Dec 2016”. STCW gap-closing requirements do not affect limitation or retention of national endorsements.