Certification: STCW - PSC, PSC Limited, Fast Rescue Boats

100 Forbes Drive Martinsburg, WV 25404-7120

The STCW - Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC), PSC Limited, Fast Rescue Boats is an entry-level certification and a person with a Merchant Marine Document (MMD) with one year of experience at sea in the deck department, two years' experience in any other department on vessels greater than 100 gross tons. They must have also completed a USCG approved course and 3 months of sea experience and taken a written and practical exam.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 5 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?



The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.