Based on the importance of the whole examination process, the Academy since its inception in 1972- has worked hard towards improving examination regulations in collaboration with maritime education institutes and specialized reputable consultants in order to keep up with the technological advances in the profession.
UNDP Project EGY/79/016/19 stipulated the establishment of an Examination center responsible for conducting Proficiency Certificates for sea personnel. The project authorized the Examination center – which represents the Ministry of Maritime Transport in Egypt- to act on its behalf in the implementation of the STCW 1978 and its amendments.
Within this context, an independent Center for examinations was established in 1979 emphasizing the following concepts:
Within the context of the ongoing development for the purpose of modernizing the techniques of the examinations held in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, and to conform with the 2010 Manila amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW-78) approved and fully observed by the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Maritime Transport Examination Centre has set an integrated development plan based on the basic maritime education and training objective prescribed in the said amended Convention, namely, concentrating on acquisition of technical skills and developing the capability of performing practical tasks, in addition to enhancing academic aspects.
Examinations starting on the second Sunday of January , April, July and October each year...............for detailed informations see page News