Try our certificate scanner

Dan Armsden on Jun 21, 2021

Accuracy & Speed

Using AI and refined algorithms we have developed a system that can machine read any certificate or document. We analyse the structure and content of each document, then compare the results against our growing database. When a match is found we extract relevant text, apply validity controls (if applicable) and carry out automated checks, all within a few seconds.

Unlike other OCR or AI based document reading solutions, our system can be trained with just a single copy of a certificate or document.

  • Fully trainable
  • Identify certificate types
  • Extract relevant text
  • Apply controls (e.g. expiry dates)
  • Automated MLC checks (in development)
  • Automated verification (in development)

What can be detected?

STCW certificates

Our solution recognises combined STCW certificates and splits them into individual qualifications

  • A-V/2: Crowd Management and Passenger Safety, Crowd Management, Crisis Management and Human Behaviour, Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity Training
  • A-V/3: Basic Training for Service on Ships subject to the IGF Code, Advanced Training for Service on Ships subject to the IGF Code
  • A-VI/1: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities\ (legacy certificates: Proficiency in Survival Craft, Basic Sea Survival)
  • A-VI/2: Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats, *Restricted* Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats\ (legacy certificates: Proficiency in Advanced Sea Survival)
  • A-VI/3: Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
  • A-VI/4: Proficiency in Medical Care, Proficiency in Medical First Aid
  • A-VI/5: Proficiency as Ship Security Officer
  • A-VI/6: Proficiency in Designated Security Duties, Proficiency in Security Awareness, Proficiency as Company Security Officer

Medical certificates

  • Medical Fitness Certificate (UK format: ENG1 & ML5)
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (ILO)
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (STCW A-1/9)
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (MLC)
  • Automated External Defibrillator Training (AED)

Certificates of Competency (COC)

We are working on training the system to recognise all deck & engine certificates of competency, but require more samples to do so.

We have successfully trained the system to recognise MCA issued Master Unlimited and Master (Yachts) <3000gt COCs. Naturally this does require the user to upload the limitation page of their COC, not just the first page.

Flag specific certificates

  • A-I/10: Flag State Endorsement
  • Confirmation of Receipt of Application (CRA)
  • Discharge / Record Books
  • Cayman Islands Law & Administrative Procedures
  • English Language Test (for seafarers)

GMDSS & radio certificates

  • GMDSS General Operator's Certificate (GOC)
  • GMDSS Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC)
  • GMDSS Long Range Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate (ROC)
  • VHF Short Range Certificate (SRC)

Modular deck certificates

  • NAEST (Management Level)
  • NAEST (Operational Level)
  • NARAS (Management Level)
  • NARAS (Operational Level)
  • ARPA (Management Level)
  • ARPA (Operational Level)
  • ECDIS Training (Generic)
  • ECDIS Training (Type Specific) ‐ Transas Navi‐Sailor 4000

Modular engineer certificates

  • High Voltage Training (Management Level)
  • High Voltage Training (Operational Level)
  • Approved Engine Course (AEC)
  • Diesel Engine Course

General certificates

  • HELM (Management Level)
  • HELM (Operational Level)

Galley certificates

  • Ship Cook Certificate of Competency
  • Food Safety & Hygiene (Levels 1-3)

Interior certificates

  • Yacht Chief Steward / Stewardess GUEST© CoC
  • Yacht Senior Steward / Stewardess GUEST© CoC
  • Yacht Junior Steward / Stewardess GUEST© CoC

Yachting certificates

  • RYA Yachtmaster Examiner
  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
  • RYA Cruising Instructor
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean (7 variations)
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (7 variations)
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal (7 variations)
  • RYA International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC) (21 variations)
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 & 1

Aviation certificates

  • Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence (CAA)

Other certificates

  • PADI Course Director
  • PADI Master Instructor
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Specialty Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Open Water Diver

If we haven't trained the system to recognise a particular certificate, please email us at and we'll add it to the list.