AMSA ‘Exemption 02 Certificate’ Application Procedure

Instructions for how to complete the AMSA Online Application for an Exemption 02 Certificate

Step 1: Click on this link:  

Step 2: Click the circle next to the option that reads: “Make an application for a non survey vessel for the first time” – see below – and then click on the ‘Next’ arrow in the bottom right corner:

Step 3: Click on the relevant type of applicant, complete fields and click ‘Next’.

Step 4: Select the relevant Division details below which is likely to be option two below for most boat owners: “A Class 2, 3 or 4 vessel <12m long, engaged only in D or E waters – Division 2”. Then click ‘Next’

Step 5: Complete the eligibility questions and click ‘Next’:

Step 6: Complete the Service category (class) and crewing questions as per below and click ‘Next’:

Step 7: Select the ‘Yes’ option and enter your email address, then click ‘Next’:

Step 8: Enter your contact details in the screen below, then click ‘Next’:

Step 9: Complete the “Vessel alterations and details” section then click ‘Next’:

Step 10: Complete the Operation details using the following answer “Hire and drive operation conducted during daylight hours only”, unless you have other reasons for your registration, then click ‘Next’

Step 11: Complete Engine and Gearbox details section below. If you have two engines and two gearboxes, click ‘Add’ and enter the details as required, then click ‘Next’

Step 12: Complete the Operational modifiers details as required, then click ‘Next’

Step 13: Complete the Standards section, then click ‘Next’

Complete the fields below. Please refer to your Boat Builders Certificate and/or Declaration of Conformity to confirm which standards your boat complies with, then click ‘Next’

Step 14: Upload photos of your boat and engine(s) as requested below and any relevant supporting documents e.g. Builders Certificate and Declaration of Conformity, then click ‘Next’

Step 15: Complete the Division Declaration then click ‘Next’ 

Step 16: Read Declaration and lodgement then click ‘Submit’

Step 17: Click on ‘Pay now’ button.

Step 18: Click ‘Pay now’


Step 19: Enter credit card details and click on ‘Next’


Step 20: Print AMSA payment receipt below and wait for AMSA Exemption Certificate 02 to be sent to you.



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