Mr. Matthew Knoll NAMS-CMS, along with all the NAMSGlobal Certified Marine Surveyors have completed a stringent application process and submittal evaluation prior to being allowed to sit for the NAMS-CMS test. The NAMSGlobal Certified Marine Surveyor testing process is one of the most scrutinized testing proceedures in the industry.
Hull and Machinery surveyors deal with the condition, value, construction, and damage of commercial vessels, barges, propulsion machinery, cranes, and etcetera.
When choosing your marine surveying professional, look for the NAMS-CMS as the CMS designation is often copied but never equalled.
For Certified Marine Surveyor (CMS) status, the applicant must have at least five years of experience as a marine surveyor, with no less than fifty per cent of his or her business time devoted to the professional practice of hull, machinery, marine facility, cargo or yacht surveying. OR Applicants shall have no less than two years of activity as a marine surveyor, plus additional experience attained in the marine industry that is closely related to marine surveying.
NAMSGlobal members are dedicated to professional goals. They cooperate with interested parties and engage in a free exchange of information concerning current approved practices in the marine survey profession. NAMSGlobal members are required to maintain certification by participating in a professional recertification program, which is monitored annually.
Currently, to maintain the NAMS-CMS status, each member must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education credits each reporting period. Each reporting period is two years in length, from 1 January of odd numbered years to 31 December of the following even numbered year.
Who are NAMSGlobal members?
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Today, NAMSGlobal is comprised of 14 regions: 11 domestic, two in Canada, and one in Europe. U.S. NAMSGlobal marine surveyors are located in 32 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Canadian members reside in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec. The European region presently consists of members from the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The balance of the international membership resides in Asia, South America, and the Middle East.
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