E-Certificate Online Database


ABS certificate automation, or electronic certificate compliance (ECC), is speeding up digital certificate delivery, improving accuracy and ensuring users have all needed documentation on demand. ABS electronic certificates are always available, verifiable digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates. The ABS e-Certificate system is unique because it allows a simultaneous, vessel-wide view of all applicable certificates, rather than requiring the user to look each certificate up individually. 

Fully compliant with IMO Guidelines, ABS e-Certificates will reduce administrative burdens, lessen onboard clutter and simplify Flag State validation.


  • Available 24/7
  • Tamper proof
  • Independently verifiable and secure via the ABS public verification website
  • Digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates.


Adopt e-Certificates in Three Easy Steps

STEP 1. Verify that your Flag State accepts e-Certificates.

Please contact the vessel's Flag Admin office to verify that the Flag state accepts e-Certs.

STEP 2. Tell us you want to enroll in e-Certificates.

Contact your local ABS office and we will setup your enrollment.

STEP 3. Request e-Certificates issuance.

Contact the appropriate ABS port office to arrange for vessel attendance and the issuance of e-Certificates. Normal survey attendance fees will apply.


Viewing your e-Certificates is Simple

Once you've enrolled, access your secure e-Certificates through the My Eagle 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 My Eagle 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.


Online Validation for On-board ABS Certificates

Anyone can 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 certificate and its history of electronic endorsements will be provided.  In the event that a certificate is not valid, an alert message will be provided.