Tunisia acceded to the International Convention on Standards of Training of Seafarers, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) by Act No. 94-46 of May 9th, 1994.
To satisfy the requirements of this convention, mainly rule 1/8 relating to the quality standards, a quality management system has setup since 2003 at the Naval Academy (including the MSTC), and this in accordance with
the provisions of section A-1/8 of STCW code.
In 2005, the Naval Academy and the MSTC were certified ISO 9001 version 2000 by the certification office "Det Norske Veritas".
In 2009, following the revisions of ISO standards, the Naval Academy and the MSTC were recertified ISO 9001: version 2008 by DNV office.