ClassNK e-Certificate

Optional service to issue/provide Class and Statutory Certificates with Electronic file

ClassNK e-Certificate issues and provides Full-term (Final) certificate(s) of Class, Installations Registration and each Statutory with Secured Electronic file (PDF) in place of traditional paper certificates.
(Optional Service)

The service offers the following features and is compliant with the IMO FAL guidelines (FAL 5/Circ.39/Rev 2).

  • Protects against tampering/falsification through Secure PDF and Digital Signature
  • Transmission of certificate files via secure web server
  • Online verification of authenticity
  • Easy access from mobile devices via QR (Quick Response) Code

Please refer to the pamphlet below for more details.

IMO Guidlines

Guideline No. Title Adopted Download Home Page
FAL.5/Circ.39
/Rev.2
GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES 20 Apr 2016 Original International Maritime Organization (IMO)

List of Flag States which authorized issuance of e-certificates

as of 10 May 2018

Flag States Cercular No. Title Download Home Page
Australia --- --- --- ---
Bahamas INFORMATION BULLETIN No. 175 Electronic Statutory Certificates Original The Bahamas Maritime Authority
Bahrain --- --- --- ---
Barbados --- --- --- ---
Belize --- --- --- ---
British Virgin Islands --- --- --- ---
Cayman Islands --- --- --- ---
Curacao --- --- --- ---
Denmark IMO Circular Leter No.3646 Communication from the Government of Denmark Original DANISH MARITIME AUTHORITY
Dominica --- --- --- ---
Finland --- --- --- ---
Georgia --- --- --- ---
India ENGINEERING CIRCULAR NO.07 OF 2017 Issuance of Statutory Certificates by Recognized Organizations in Electronic format Original Directorate General of Shipping Ministry of Shipping Government of India
Isle of Man --- e-Certificate authorizationi from Isle of Man Ship Registry Original Isle of Man Ship Registry
Jordan --- --- --- ---
Kiribati --- --- --- ---
Liberia --- Information on Certificates and Documents issued by the Republic of Liberia Original Liberian Registry/LISCR
Luxembourg Circular CAM 07/2017 Use of Electronic Certificates – FAL/Circ.39/Rev.2 Original Luxembourg Maritime Administration
Malta Merchant Shipping Notice 139 USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES Original Transport Malta
Marshall Islands Marine Notice No.1-109-1 Electronic Documents and Certificates Original Marshall Islands/IRI
Myanmar Marine Guidance 1/2018 Use of Electronic Certificates on Board Ships Flying the Flag of Myanmar Original Department of Marine Administration
Netherlands --- --- --- ---
Niue --- --- --- ---
Norway --- --- --- ---
Palau MARINE CIRCULAR 17-045 USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES Original Palau International Ship Registry
Panama MERCHANT MARINE CIRCULAR MMC-355 Use of Electronic Certificates onboard Original Panama Maritime Authority/SEGUMAR
Philippines --- --- --- ---
Portugal (RC) & Portugal/Madeira --- --- --- ---
Saudi Arabia --- --- --- ---
Serbia --- --- --- ---
Singapore Shipping Circular No.26 of 2017 USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES ON BOARD SINGAPORE SHIPS Original Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore/MPA
South Africa --- --- --- ---
ST. Kitts And Nevis --- --- --- ---
St. Vincent and the Grenadines CIRCULAR No SOL 067 USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES Original ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES MARITIME ADMINISTRATION
Switzerland --- --- --- ---
Tuvalu --- --- --- ---
UAE --- --- --- ---
UK --- --- --- ---
USA CG-CVC Policy Letter 17-09 ISSUANCE AND ACCEPTANCE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES Original United States Coast Guard
Vanuatu FLEET / SAFETY LETTER 2016-October-05 RE: Elecreonic Certificates Original Vanuatu Maritime Services Limited

For authorized status of Flag States other than above list, please contact the Classification Department (Certification Section).

Guidelines regarding e-Certificates issued by Port State Control (PSC) authorities

Authorities Guideline No. Title Download Home Page
Paris MOU 6TH OF JULY 2017 GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES Original Paris MOU

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the below frequetly asked questions.

Applications and Inquiries

To apply for this service, complete the "Application for ClassNK e-Certificate Service", and send the application to the Classification Department (Certification Section).

Application and Inquiries about service details and operation

Classification Department (Certification Section)
NIPPON KAIJI KYOKAI
TEL: +(81)-43-294-5784
FAX: +(81)-43-294-5449
E-Mail: nkecert@classnk.or.jp