ABS certificate automation, or electronic certificate compliance (ECC), ensures that users have documentation on demand. ABS electronic certificates are verifiable digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates. The ABS e-Certificate system allows a simultaneous, vessel-wide view of all e-certificates, rather than requiring the user to look each certificate up individually.
Fully compliant with IMO Guidelines, ABS e-Certificates reduce administrative burdens, lessen onboard clutter, and simplify Flag State validation.
Please contact the vessel's Flag Admin office to verify that the Flag state accepts e-Certs.
Contact your local ABS office and we will setup your enrollment.
Contact the appropriate ABS port office to arrange for vessel attendance and the issuance of e-Certificates. Normal survey attendance fees will apply.
Once you've enrolled, access your secure e-Certificates through the ABS MyFreedom™ portal to download, print and share via email, eliminating paper binders and missing documents. The e-Certificate in its digital form is the valid certificate. While e-Certificates may be printed, paper copies should only be used for reference purposes.
If you do not have a login to the ABS MyFreedom™portal, contact your local ABS office or register here. Once you've logged in, select a vessel from your fleet and click the vessel card. Navigate to the Certificates Page. Locate the Certificate annotated with “ECC” to identify it as a compliant electronic certificate.
Select the checkbox and click on the download button to download and view the e-certificate PDF. You will see that your e-certificate has been electronically signed and marked as secure. This verifies the e-certificate meets IMO FAL.5 Circ.39/Rev.2 requirements and has not been altered since issuance.
Quickly validate an e-Certificate by searching the ABS e-Certificate Online Database and entering either the vessel IMO number or the certificate number. The authenticity, originality and traceability of the e-Certificates are managed by ABS and easily verifiable.
To validate a certificate, simply press the red button below or go to https://www.eagle.org/portal/#/certificate_lookup/search, enter the IMO Number or ABS Certificate Number, and press the "Search" button. If a certificate is valid, the general certificate information and its history of electronic endorsements will be provided. If a certificate is not valid, an alert message will be provided.