Registration (Chartered, Incorporated/Registered or Technician status, depending on your level) is a globally recognised professional credential.
It offers international recognition for your skills, qualifications and experience by identifying that you possess key competencies that employers value and that you meet the core standards for marine professionals worldwide.
You do not need to have an academic qualification to apply. Other qualifications, such as Certificates of Competency (deck and engine), can also contribute to gaining registration.
In order apply for registration, you must be an IMarEST member. When joining the Institute, you can apply for both at the same time.
Why gain professional registration?
Better career prospects and earning potential
As you will have been assessed by an independent body as meeting certain standards, both your customers and employers can be confident in the quality of your work. This is generally reflected in your career progress and salary.
Valued by employers, clients and the public
Registration demonstrates your commitment to your work, your respect for Codes of Conduct and your drive to succeed.
Respect and influence across the industry
These qualifications are recognised worldwide and place you within an esteemed network of experts, allowing you to have influence in projects, activities and policies at a global level.