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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List of Flag States which authorized issuance of e-certificates
Flag states that have been added or updated are displayed as "New" for six months.
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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