With all the talk and action to accelerate wind power in the United States I thought I would do a search about required competencies. GWO is the accepted certification body. From their website,
"“We have developed a process to help you assess existing qualifications, training and curricula. ’ Merit Assessment ’ gives you the tools and process to compare your courses with GWO standards. Your existing training can then be audited by a GWO-appointed certification body. By the end of the process, your employees’ training can be converted to a GWO certificate.”
While this is catered, from what I understand to Employer members of GWO, it makes me wonder if somehow US employers could count STCW training here?
I know that seems too good to be true. It will be an added increase however to mariners working on wind vessels, having not only to keep up with TWIC, STCW, Medical Certificate, MMC, DP, and now GWO classes every 24 months? Or am I misunderstanding which certifications would be required on jones act vessels and United States companies?