- Alexandria Regional Examination Center (AREC), has been established in 1993 and its Capabilities was demonstrated during the Maritime Safety Committee in Nov. 1993
- AREC procedures and evaluation methods is considering only the International Conventions, regardless the national regulations.
- Standard examination data bank for questions and model answers has been developed and computerized system specially designed for choosing Examination papers from the data bank and also the self test exams.
AREC has been recognized by all approached Mediterranean countries (Lebanon, Turkey, Malta ……) as regional examination center. AASTMT is looking forward to extend the services of AREC as Quality Training Tool to all countries in the region and probably worldwide