The MCA Class 4 Certificate (when I sat it) consisted of essentially 7 different modules of study and tests over a non-stop 3 month period, followed by a 2 hr Oral Examination by a Master Mariner at the MCA Office. I sat mine in Southampton (UK) on Friday 11th January 2002.

The rules have now changed and it is now a requirement to complete this course over a 5 year period since the 31/01/02 deadline. 

This was done to push those professionals that had been at sea for some considerable time (but not taken the exams, such as myself) to get qualified. The new 5 year system is now based around those who didn't have enough experience but would have after their 5 years of training.

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