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Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/12 of 2 August 2019 supplementing Directive (EU) 2017/2397 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the standards for competences and corresponding knowledge and skills, for the practical examinations, for the approval of simulators and for medical fitness (Text with EEA relevance)

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II.STANDARDS FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE FOR THE APPROVAL OF VESSEL-HANDLING SIMULATORS AND RADAR SIMULATORS

I. Procedure for the approval of simulators used in examinations referred to in points (a) and (b) of Article 17(3) of Directive (EU) 2017/2397

1.

The entity using simulators to assess competences shall present to the competent authority of the Member State a request for approval

(a)

specifying which assessment of competence the simulator is to be authorised for, i.e. practical examination for obtaining a certificate of qualification as a boatmaster (vessel handing simulator) or practical examination for obtaining a specific authorisation for sailing with the aid of radar (radar simulator), or both;

(b)

indicating that the simulator ensures full compliance with the minimum technical and functional requirements as referred to in the relevant standard or standards for simulators.

2.

The competent authority shall ensure that the minimum requirements specified in the standard for the functional and technical requirements of simulators are checked according to the test procedure for each item. For this exercise, the competent authority shall use experts independent from the entity conducting the training programme. Experts shall document the compliance check for each item. If the test procedures confirm that the requirements are met, the competent authority shall approve the simulator. The approval shall specify which particular assessment of competence the simulator is authorised for.

II. Notification of the approval and quality standards system

1.

The competent authority for the approval of simulators shall notify the approval of a simulator to the European Commission and any international organisation concerned indicating at least the following:

(a)

assessment of competence the simulator is authorised for, i.e. practical examination for obtaining a certificate of qualification as a boatmaster (vessel handling simulator) or practical examination for obtaining a specific authorisation for sailing with the aid of radar (radar simulator), or both;

(b)

name of the operator of the simulator;

(c)

name of the training programme (if applicable);

(d)

body awarding the certificates of qualification, specific authorisation or practical examination certificates;

(e)

date of the entry into force, revocation or suspension of the approval of the simulator.

2.

For the purpose of a quality assessment and assurance system referred to in Article 27 of Directive (EU) 2017/2397, the competent authorities shall keep the requests specified in Section I.1.(a) and documentation specified in Section I.2.

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