NMP – National Maritime Polytechnic – Purpose, Functions and Responsibilities

The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) became a DOLE agency within the personnel development cluster when Executive Order No. 126 was signed in 1987, changing it from a state college to a DOLE agency under the manpower development cluster. The NMP has expanded its course offerings to meet the DOLE’s mandate of human capital development.

NMP is also credited with being a forerunner in designing training courses that address the psychosocial requirements of seafarers.

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What is NMP?

National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) was created to fill a gap in the market for a national maritime upgrading institution that would update and upgrade the capability and qualifications of maritime school graduates or seafarers.

It enables maritime graduates to keep up with the industry’s constant changes, innovations, and development.

It also helps supplement the skills and competence of deck and engine licensed officers and ratings through job-oriented training programs aimed at increasing their acceptability for employment.

What are the NMP Benefits?

NMP maintains its commitment to providing high-quality training to its clients, Filipino seafarers. With its modern learning facilities, NMP assures that its clients receive high-quality training.

The Legal Mandate and the Creation

The National Maritime Polytechnic was created on May 1, 1978, by Presidential Decree 1369, as the Philippines’ only government maritime training and research center. With the issuance of Executive Order 126 in 1987, it became an affiliated agency of the Department of Labor and Employment.

Vision

NMPs vision is to be the Philippines’ leader in maritime training, assessment and research using modern technologies.

“The Philippines’ leader in maritime training, assessment and research using modern technologies”

Mission

NMP’s mission for the coming years is to serve the Filipino seafarers and other stakeholders to the needs of the maritime industry.

“To serve the Filipino seafarers and other stakeholders through quality training, assessment and research responsive to the needs of the maritime industry.”

national maritime polytechnic logo
National Maritime Polytechnic logo

Quality Policy Statement

NMP’s daily operations include a strong emphasis on quality. Through the effective implementation of programs and services, the National Maritime Polytechnic’s top management, in collaboration with their competent and quality-conscious personnel, commit to consistently providing high-quality service to their clients and stakeholders, satisfying their needs and exceeding their expectations.

NMP will provide basic, upgrading, specialization, and professional development courses for Filipino seafarers and maritime allied personnel that meet or exceed national and international standards, conduct competency assessments for qualified candidates in accordance with the Seafarer’ Training, Certification, and Watch keeping (STCW) Code as amended, and conduct relevant maritime research and studies.

NMP’s Quality Management System is examined on a regular basis for suitability, adequacy, and continuous improvement in order to satisfy corporate goals.

Objectives

  • Conducting research and study on the latest maritime technologies and other maritime-related activities;
  • To upgrade and train the country’s maritime human resources through upgrading and specialization programs, incorporating ideals that are critical to social development for both merchant marine officers and ratings; and
  • To ensure the implementation of high-quality training and successful maritime studies, providing administrative support services.

Functions

Maritime Assessment and Training

  • Assesses the competency of merchant marine officers and ratings.
  • Conducts specialized and upgrading courses for merchant marine officers and ratings in accordance with worldwide and national Maritime Education and Training (MET) requirements.

Maritime Research

  • Conducts research and studies for the marine industry on the latest maritime technologies and other connected issues.

Trainings and Services

The course makes use of state-of-the-art computer desktops with high-end hardware and modern TRANSAS GMDSS SIMULATOR GTS 4100 & GTS 5000 applications.

GOC for GMDSS Classroom

Other STCW-mandated courses are also available at the university, including:

  • Advance Training in Fire Fighting (ATFF)
  • Basic Training
  • Consolidated MARPOL 73/78 (Conso MARPOL)
  • Medical Emergency First Aid (MEFA)
  • Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display Information System (OUECDIS)
  • Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Maritime Sector (PADAMS)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat (PSCRB)
  • Ratings Forming Part of Engineering Watch (RFPEW)
  • Ratings Forming Part of Navigational Watch (RFPNW)
  • Refresher Training in Advanced Fire Fighting (RTAFF)
  • Refresher Training in PSCRB (RTPSCRB)
  • Refresher Training with Updating Training for Basic Safety (BTR w/ BTU)
  • Ship Security Awareness Training and Seafarers w/ Designated Security Duties (SSAT & SDSD)
  • Ship Simulator and Bridge Teamwork w/ Bridge Resource Management (SSBT w/ BRM)

Full Mission Bridge Simulator

Furthermore, NMP provides value-added courses such as:

  • Auxiliary machinery System (AMS)
  • Control Engineering (CE)
  • Gender Sensitivity Training for Seafarers (GSTS)
  • Marine Electrical System (MES)
  • Marine Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (MRAC)
  • STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention in the Maritime Sector (SHAPIMS)

NMP also offers courses for Boat Captains, Motorboat Handlers, and Fishermen as part of its social responsibility:

  • Basic Safety Training for Motorboat Handlers/ Operators and Fisherman with Typhoon Preparedness (MBHOF)
  • Safety Training for Boat Captain & Marine Diesel Mechanic (BCMDM)

Professional Development Courses

NMP also offers Professional Development Courses (PDC) for all maritime teachers, faculty members of maritime schools, merchant marine officers, and individuals interested in teaching in maritime training institutes.

What are the Requirements for PDC

Register online at register.nmp.gov.ph

  • 1.5 × 1.5 ID picture (white background with a computerized name tag, in uniform for marine graduates and plain white Polo for non-marine graduates)
  • MARINA/PRC License (for marine officers)
  • SIRB (Sea Service) (for experienced seafarers)
  • TOR/Diploma and Certificate of Live Birth (For first time enrollees except for Professional Development Courses, BSTMHOF and STBCMDM enrollees)

Specific Requirements

BT
  • Accident Insurance Policy (available at NMP)
  • Medical Certificate (Physical Exam, 1 year validity)
CONSO-MARPOL / MEFA / BTOCTCO /  ATOTCO / SAT-SDSD / RFPNW / RFPEW

 

  • BT Certificate / BT COP
GMDSS Radio Operators
  • MARINA License / Certificate of Passing
RAFF / RSCRB
  • Accident Insurance Policy (available at NMP)
  • AFF COP / SCRB COP
  • Medical Certificate (Physical Exam, 1 year validity)
RBT / FRB / SCRB / AFF
  • Accident Insurance Policy (available at NMP)
  • BT Certificate / BT COP
  • Medical Certificate (Physical Exam, 1 year validity)

 

Accommodation

Officer’s Dorm Fee:

  • Trainees Enrolled (Non-aircon) – ₱80.00
  • Trainees Enrolled (Air-conditioned) – ₱200.00
  • Rating’s Dorm Fee:
  • Trainees enrolled (Non-aircon)- ₱50.00

Step by Step Procedure

  • The first 12 participants will be accommodated and will receive the Google Classroom link in their emails.
  • Gmail accounts are highly recommended.
  • Download the Google Classroom and Google Meet Apps from the Google Play Store if you’re using a smartphone.
  • For clearer audio, earphones/headsets are recommended.
  • Participants must be on time to the classroom and be present on the Google meet at the scheduled time.
  • The release of your certificate is dependent on the completion of a Post Training Evaluation (PTE).
  • For a certain schedule, registration will close 24 hours before the start of class.
  • Interaction and engagement in class are both encouraged.
  • All participants’ microphones will be muted during the online meeting/webinar (Google Meet), so if you want to raise your voice, you’ll need to notify the instructor via chat message to be noticed before you unmute your microphone and start talking.
  • To avoid disrupting the session, turn off microphones after speaking.
  • In order to effectively complete the course, you must always guarantee that you have a good internet connection.

Seafarer’s Upgrading Program Applicants

OFWs interested in the NMP-OWWA Seafarer’s Upgrading Program (SUP) and the Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP) should go to the OWWA Center Bldg FB Harrison cor. 7th Sts., Pasay City; phone: (02) 832-1268; 551-664 | (02) 891-7601, or visit the nearest OWWA office in your area.

Video: Guide to NMP Programs

If you want to learn more, watch the video National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) from the Department of Labor and Employment-IPS YouTube channel.

The video showcases the list of available programs you can avail from NMP.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check out these FAQs about the National Maritime Polytechnic:

1. What is NMP?

The National Maritime Polytechnic was created on May 1, 1978, by Presidential Decree 1369, as the Philippines’ only government maritime training and research school. The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) improves Filipino seafarers’ employability and competitiveness in the domestic and international labor markets.

2. What are the benefits of NMP?

NMP offers basic, upgrading, specialized, and professional development courses for Filipino seafarers and marine allied professionals that meet or exceed national and international requirements, as well as conducting competency assessments for qualified candidates.

3. Does NMP assist OFWs?

Yes, NMP assists OFW seafarers through OWWA.

4. How much is the NMP Training Program?

The amount varies depending on the training program, however OWWA offers a free financial assistance training worth ₱7,500.00 in cash.

5. Is it possible to apply to more than one NMP Training Program?

Yes, as long as you meet the qualifications, you can apply to multiple NMP Training Programs.

Summary

When Executive Order No. 126 was signed in 1987, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) became a DOLE agency within the personnel development cluster. The NMP has expanded its course offerings to meet the DOLE’s mandate of human capital development.

It is credited with being a forerunner in designing training courses that address the psychosocial requirements of seafarers. NMP maintains its commitment to providing high-quality training to its clients, Filipino seafarers.

Contact Information

National Maritime Polytechnic
Address: NMP Training Complex, Cabalawan, Tacloban City 6500
E-mail address: registrar@nmp.gov.ph | registrar.nmp@gmail.com
Telephone Number: +63 965 182 3521
Website: https://nmp.gov.ph/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nmptrainingcenter/

Google Map Location

The NMP main registrar office is located in Tacloban City, Leyte. Please see the map location below:

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