Professional exam for acquiring the title maritime agent

A maritime agent must pass the professional exam for performing maritime agency transactions.

The tasks in connection with the organisation and implementation of professional exams are performed by the authorised organisation appointed by the ministry of infrastructure.

The professional exam entails subjects with the following content:

  • the basics of maritime agency transaction,
  • contract on exploiting ships,
  • maritime administrative law,
  • the basics of trade and financial operations,
  • the basics of English maritime terminology.

A candidate who wants to take a professional exam submits a written application at the authorised organisation. The application must encompass the evidence on appropriate education and work experience.

The professional exam is taken in front of an exam commission in oral form for maximum one hour.

The candidate has the right to a complaint if they disagree with the evaluation.

The candidate who passed the professional exam, receives a certificate on fulfilling the conditions for maritime agency services.

The candidate who takes the professional exam must cover the costs of the professional exam in the amount determined by the authorised organisation.

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Last updated: 17. 02. 2016