Certification of competence management systems

We certify that your competence management system is fully operational according to DNV-ST-0049 Competence Management Systems.

No one will argue that competence is a crucial factor in any business or operation. How do you manage competence in a systematic way that helps you to achieve your goals as a company?

Competence management aims to identify present and future competence needs based on your strategic plans and business goals, and can be an integral part of an established management system. So rely on DNV to verify that your competence management system is fully operational and thus ready to support your operations

Our DNV-ST-0049 Competence Management Systems standard is based on the SeaSkillâ„¢ Wheel of Competence. Initially it was developed for the maritime industry, but it can also be applied to other industries. It supports you in establishing a competence management system which can be certified upon implementation. It can also help you determine if your current system covers all the important aspects.

Managing competence requires close cooperation between top management and personnel management regarding job analysis, identifying competence gaps, training or coaching needs as well as registration. Our audits include both your governing organisation / head office and a sample operational assets (e.g ships or offshore installations).

Optimise your competence management system together with DNV:

  • Ensure the safety, efficiency and stability of your operations
  • Achieve your business goals
  • Gain a competitive edge
  • Protect your assets
  • Benefit from optimised recruitment and competence development processes
  • Measure the effectiveness of your competence development initiatives
  • Benefit from improved relations with cargo owners, insurance providers and authorities

Related documents and links


Certification of competence management systems service brochure

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DNV standards

The list provides you with all DNV competence-related standards