Local Students

Entry Requirements for Training at CFTDI

Applicants are required to have the following in order to apply for courses at CFTDI

  • Two (2) forms of Identification (Drivers Permit/License, Passport, ID Card and or Birth Certificate)
  • Two (2) Passport sized photographs (Photos must have white background)
  • Attained a minimum age of 16 years
  • Basic Literacy skills
  • A valid seafarer medical – Download Medical Form


Basic Training  – Seaman Class IV

Applicants must complete a Registration Form at the Training Department and collect a Medical Form and the list of approved medical practitioners. Registration can only be finalized when the completed Medical Form is returned.

Medical Forms may also be obtained from:

Maritime Services Division,
Clarence House
#127-129 Duke Street
Port of Spain


Want to upgrade or re-validate your qualifications?

Interested applicants will need to have completed the Basic Training  – Seaman Class IV course with the CFTDI or have in their possession, a valid STCW-95 certificate from a registered and approved Maritime Training Institute. persons can then apply for the course with the following;

  • Valid certificates
  • Two forms of ID
  • Two (2) passport sized photographs


Applicants to the following courses require prior approval from the Maritime Services Division of Trinidad and Tobago

  • Motorman
  • Efficient Deckhand
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft

Additional requirements and information for each course can be viewed on the Courses page.