Renewal of certificates
The Norwegian Maritime Authority have decided that seafarers who are to renew their Norwegian certificates of competency and proficiency can, for the time being, do so by completing the theoretical part of the required refresher courses as e-learning.
The validity of the certificates is given for up to 30 months. Before the new certificate have expired, the person in question must return and complete a full-fledged course. This new arrangement is solely intended as an emergency solution, and anyone who can renew their certificates in the ordinary way must do so.
Read more about it here https://www.sdir.no/en/shipping/legislation/directives/new-interim-arrangement-for-renewal-of-norwegian-certificates-of-competency-and-certificates-of-proficiency-including-safety-training-for-fishermen/