Boater examination

Boater examinations

If you are active or employed in the shipping industry, you are obliged to periodically undergo medical examinations. We examine whether you, as a crew member, meet the statutory inspection requirements. The boater examination focuses on your medical fitness (health) and on the safety of your colleagues, other crew members, and other waterway users. At MediWerk you canschedule and carry out your boater examination quickly and without waiting times. Our certified medical doctors carry out the marine medical examination in accordance with the inspection guidelines of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) and you will receive your ‘marine medical certificate’ immediately after the examination. A medical shipping certificate is valid for two (2) years.

Here, you can schedule your examination at an examniation location of choice


What to bring for the boater examination


Content of the boater examination

Duration: 20 minutes
The examination consists of:

  • Questionnaire
  • Biometric testing: measuring height, weight, heart rate and blood pressure
  • Vision Test (far and near, and a colour-blindness test)
  • Audiometry
  • Physical examination
  • Urine sample test
  • On medical grounds: blood test


Examination locations for boater examinations

You can undergo your boater examination at one of the following three Mediwerk examination locations:


Rotterdam and The Hague area
Do you live or work in the Rotterdam area? Then you are welcome at our branche office in Schiedam.
Jan van Galenstraat 62
3115 JG Schiedam


Amsterdam and Utrecht area
If you live in the Amsterdam and Utrecht area, then you are welcome at our branche office in Hoofddorp.
Siriusdreef 3 – Transpolispark
2132 WT Hoofddorp


Den Helder area
Luchthavenweg 6F
1786 PP Den Helder

Here, you can schedule your examination at an examniation location of choice


Why others choose MediWerk

  • You have no waiting times at MediWerk
  • You will receive the marine medical certificate immediately after your examination
  • We are available 24/7 (including weekends)
  • We are OGUK/NOGEPA certified
  • We are specialists in the offshore, marine & energy sectors
  • You can park free of charge

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Period of validity of the marine medical certificate

Your boater examination is valid for 2 years.