As prescribed by the Cabinet regulation No. 895 "Regulations regarding certification of seafarers" , any candidate for qualification shall have completed a relevant education programme and shore based and/or on-board training as a part of this programme.
Currently there are navigational and marine engineering programmes of different levels, as well as ship's electro-technical officer, able seafarer deck and able seafarer engine education programmes that can be acquired in Latvia.
Below is the list of maritime educational institutions and their certified maritime education programmes:
Professional education programmes for seafarers (updated 2 March 2023).
Roadmaps of vocational education of seafarers:
Roadmap for Masters and Deck Officers