(Saloon Rating Course)

(Approved by Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India)

Catering and Housekeeping section on the ship has the sole responsibility to create a home away from home for the personnel to ensure optimum performance. On completion of Certificate Course in Maritime Catering, the trainee would be able to fulfill his/her part of this responsibility on board. Trainees must have the opportunity to practice Catering and Housekeeping tasks independently and develop such skills which would provide them job opportunities ashore after a few years of sea service. The training standards should be such as to allow career development opportunities towards Diploma and eventually a Degree program for candidates desiring to progress in the field.

This course is aimed at training the prospective seafarer in culinary arts which would enable the trainee to serve onboard ships as an assistant to the Ship’s Cook, and Housekeeping and Food & Beverage Service.

A trainee completing this course will be able to:
a) Prepare commonly served Indian, and international dishes independently.
b) Apply the concepts of Nutrition, health, and Hygiene together with budgetary and costing aspects of catering operations.
c) Undertake food and beverage service operations
d) Attend to the cabin cleaning and other associated work of Housekeeping
e) Maintain highest standards of safe working practices, protection of the environment, security of the ship and personnel on board.
f) Assist in other shipboard duties of mooring the vessel and emergencies on board.
g) Perform duties with diligence and care of all persons on board.

The training program is a Six months Pre-Sea Training Program approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. The training comprises a theoretical and practical study of Food Production, Food & Beverage Service, House-keeping and Maritime Familiarization which allows the successful trainees to join the merchant shipping in the Hospitality Department.

10th Standard Pass from recognized Board with minimum 40% aggregate and 40% marks in the English language.


Pass in 2-Year I.T.I. course from Govt. Approved Institute with minimum 50% aggregate marks in final year and minimum 40% marks in English at 10th or Diploma Exam.

17½ - 25 Years and 27 Years for candidates holding Degree or Diploma.
(The candidate aspiring to join this course should be within the above age limit on the date of course commencement.)

Medical and Eye-sight requirements shall be as per the existing standards of DG Shipping. 6/6 unaided Vision with no colour blindness. No speech impairment (disorder).

Every trainee will have to undergo and produce a Medical Fitness certificate issued by DG Shipping approved Doctor. The List of approved Doctors and medical centers can be downloaded from

All admissions for CCMC courses are done by the Academy. All aspiring candidates meeting the above-mentioned admission criteria can contact the Academy along with their educational qualification documents and register for the course.

The approved course capacity of this Academy is 40 Candidates Per Batch and (80 Candidates annually). This course is conducted twice a year with batches commencing January and July each year.

Note: It is suggested that candidates visit the Academy in person to register for the course.

TITLETheory (Hours)Practical / Skill (Hours)Total (Hours)Weeks
Part 1 – General Ship Knowledge, Safety and Personal Skills5236882
Part 2.1 – Cookery, Hygiene and Nutrition20031651612
Part 2.2 – Housekeeping21941153
Part 2.3 – Food & Beverage Service31911223
Part 3 – STCW Courses 
A) Basic Safety Training (PST/PSSR/EFA/FPFF)802
B) Security Training for Seafarers in Designated Security Duties
Ship Visit41620
Holidays/Passing Out/etc.-----1
Revision / Assessment 4042822
(Internal & External)

This Academy conducts internal examinations during training to gauge the progress of its trainees. The structure of Final Examination is as mentioned below. The final examinations are conducted through The All India Exit Examination for CCMC which is conducted in Three parts comprising Online, Oral, and Practical which is conducted by the Board of Examination for Seafarers Trust, Navi Mumbai. The Trainee has to secure a minimum of 60% in each of the parts to Qualify.

S. No.Type of Examination / Subject AreaAllocated MarksPass MarksDuration
1ONLINE80601 Hours
Section I – 
Cookery Theory,  Nutrition, Food Costing, 
House-keeping, Hygiene, Food & Beverage Service 20
Section II – Ship Knowledge & Safety20
2PRACTICAL100602 Hours
Practical: House-keeping, Food & Beverage Service
Oral: Cookery, Bakery. Housekeeping, F & B Service
4Oral in General Ship Knowledge 2010 Mins

CAAMN shall provide courseware and teaching material for the training. All trainees are provided an additional stationery kit.

All trainees will be provided the following certificates after course and successfully passing the All India Exit Examination:

  • CCMC Completion Certificate (Issued by CAAMN)
  • All India CCMC Examination Passing Certificate (Issued by BEST)
  • Basic Safety Training (PST/PSSR/EFA/FPFF)
  • Security Training for Seafarers in Designated Security Duties
  • Oil & Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations
  • Indian National Database of Seafarers (INDOS) Registration
  • Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC)

Saloon Ratings are trained in Food Production, Food & Beverage Service, Housekeeping services. They can be employed in either the Main Fleet of the Merchant Navy or Cruise Shipping. Saloon Ratings work on the ship involves carrying out all operations in hospitality management.
Career Path on Merchant Ships

Trainee Cook / Trainee General Steward

Second Cook

Catering Officer / Chief Cook / Mess Man / General Steward

The cost of six months CCMC Course is Rs.1,55,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Fifty-Five Thousand Only). The fee is subject to change at the discretion of the management and fee paid is not refundable under any circumstances.

Registration Fee - Rs.20,000/- (Rupees Twenty Thousand Only) to be paid for seat confirmation.

Balance Course Fee - Rs.1,35,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Thirty-Five Thousand Only) to be paid at the time of reporting for joining the Course. The date of joining (reporting) is 3 days before the date of course commencement. Kindly note that we do not offer any installment Facility. The total fee is to be cleared at the time of reporting.