Service to issue/provide Class and Statutory Certificates with Electronic file
ClassNK e-Certificate issues and provides Full-term (Final) certificate(s) of Class and each Statutory with Secured Electronic file (PDF) in place of traditional paper certificates.(Standardization of e-Certificate in principle from January 2022)
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.
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For the explanation to third parties, please download below Declaration Letter and keep it onboard with of e-Certificates. (Requirement of IMO guideline)
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|GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES||International Maritime Organization (IMO)|
List of Flag States which authorized issuance of e-certificates
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
|Paris MOU||GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES||Paris MOU|
Frequently Asked Questions
Please review the below frequetly asked questions.
ClassNK e-Certificate User Manual
Applications and Inquiries
Issuance of e-Certificate is ClassNK standard service.
Each certificate is issued as an e-Certificate for ships whose flag states authorize to issue e-Certificate.
No application required to use the service.
Inquiries about service details and operationClassification Department (Certification Section)
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