Renewal and Upgrade of Panama Certificate of Competency

Having a Panamanian COC is important for seafarers wiling to extend their job opportunities since Panama has the largest registered fleet of ships in the world and Panama COC is worldwide recognized by other flag administrations.

According to new policy The Panama Maritime Authority do not cary out assessments and do not issue new Panama COC anymore, however, as per published circulars in force Panama will proceed with Renewals and Upgrades of Panama COC for those officers who’s already possess Panama COC and fullfil all requirements.


To proceed with Renewal or Upgrade of Panama COC please send us the following scan copies in pdf format by email (each requirement separately scanned):

Please see required courses for Deck Officers and Engineer officers.

For more information please contact our office or send an email to