Have approved seagoing service of not less than 36 months in the deck department on ships of 500 GT or more. A candidate who has performed approved seagoing service on a ship of less than 500 GT shall be assessed at two-third of the actual seagoing service claimed. (If your CDC endorsement does not indicate the Tonnage of the ship, obtain a letter from the Master of that vessel, or the Owner / Superintendent, certifying same);
Have performed, during the required seagoing service, bridge watch keeping duties under the supervision of the Master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than six months; (should have a certificate from Master);
Have an eyesight test and physical fitness certificate issued by an approved medical practitioner by the Sri Lankan Administration. At present there are no approved medical practitioners outside Sri Lanka and
Have a Letter of Eligibility (LOE) issued by the Sri Lankan Administration.