There are only three Maritime Training Institutions (MTIs).in Northern Mindanao accredited by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA). They are Capitol University (CU), Surigao Education Center – Maritime Education and Training Center-CDO in Bulua and Misamis Oriental Institute of Science and Technology (MOIST) in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.
In a post in its official Facebook page, the MARINA is advising Filipino seafarers to refer only to any of the MTIs listed, as these are the ones offering APPROVED maritime training programs in accordance with the 1978 Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention, as amended.
As shown below, CU’s training programs are valid up to 2021.
Meanwhile, SEC-Maritime-CDO’s training programs are valid up to November 2018 (Basic) under Provisional Authority and June 2021 (MARPOL) while MOIST’s training programs have been granted provisional authority up to January 2019.
Check the whole list of MARINA-accredited MTIs in the link below.